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An essential briefing on some of the most interesting or significant cases in 2019 and what decisions might be expected in 2020.

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A  note on the employment law references in the Queen's Speech on 19th December 2019

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The one-stop read to keep you up to date..With the holiday season upon us, our articles include an essential round up of the key cases of 2019 and what cases to look out for in 2020. We also report on the upcoming employment law developments signposted in last week's Queens Speech, as well as a reminder of what is already in progress from the previous Tory administration.

A useful article from Emplaw authors Gowling WLG considers the SMP tricky issues including 'bonus babies','offsetting' and 'exit packages'.

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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