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Our article considers what the  statements made at recent Party conferences, in the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos and in the Queen’s Speech suggest about possible employment law reforms post election

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Whilst most eyes are on manifesto promises, we are also reporting a bumper amount of interesting cases this month including a Supreme Court decision analysing when an employee may be entitled to compensation for an invention, a Court of Appeal decision regarding philosophical belief and the EAT on liability (or not) for failing to prevent third-party harassment.  


A table of qualifying periods, showing in order, where none applies and where one month, two month, one year and two years apply. Abbreviations are listed at the end

A very interesting  article from barristers Robin Allen QC and Dee Masters from Cloisters considering the equality implications of artificial intelligence and automated decision-making in government, in particular, through consideration of the Settled Status scheme and the use of a Risk-Based verification (RBV) systems

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An updated article on developments since the Good Work Plan was introduced nearly a year ago


This month’s edition of Emplaw Monthly is your one stop read for keeping you up to date with employment law news and cases


Chris Milsom,  from Emplaw authors, Cloisters, considers the recent Supreme Court decision which  puts human rights at the heart of employment protection.

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Following publication by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of its Final Rules on the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) to all solo-regulated firms which will apply from 9 December 2019, Sushil Kuner and Simon Stephen, from Emplaw authors Gowling WLG, summarise the key changes and explore the practical considerations for solo-regulated firms

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An interesting article  from Emplaw authors Lewis SIlkin  covering questions such as 'Do employees enjoy protections if they participate in the Global Climate Strike?'

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Returning after the Summer break, this month we recap on what has happened and remind readers of the various open consultations and the latest employment law developments. We cover the key cases over the summer including the decision on holiday pay for part year workers and our latest features include artices on UK Employment rights in a no-deal Brexit  -what employers could do now to prepare, and Global Climate Strike – five key questions for employers as well as a podcast on National Minimum Wage developments.