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'Let's go surfing now' - spoliation revisited
  • Dentons
  • Canada, USA
  • December 6 2016

Two of the most popular surf tunes of the 1960s were Wipeout by The Surfaris and Surfing Safari by The Beach Boys. Back then, there was no such thing


Court issues temporary injunction blocking implementation of DOL’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • November 14 2016

On October 24, 2016, on the eve of implementation of the US Department of Labor's (DOL's) Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule, US District Judge


Men without hardhats: freedom of religion loses out to workplace safety
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • November 1 2016

Freedom of religion and the duty to accommodate in the workplace is a highly important issue in Quebec, given the discrimination provisions of the


Taking prior disciplinary warnings into account
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • October 31 2016

The extent to which an employer can take prior warnings issued to employees into account can be confusing. The recent case of Trye v. UKME (UK


Guidance on new judicial assessment procedure in employment tribunals published
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • October 31 2016

Judge Brian Doyle, the President of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales), has issued Presidential Guidance on the protocol for “judicial


Holiday pay update
  • Dentons
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 31 2016

In February this year, we reported to you via our Hub, that in Lock v. British Gas the EAT had held that holiday pay must include commission payments


Can an ACAS Early Conciliation certificate cover a claim which has not arisen before the date of the certificate?
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • October 31 2016

In the recent case of Compass Group UK & Ireland Ltd v. Morgan UKEAT 0060_16, the EAT clarified the scope of matters that can be covered by a single


Individual awarded £3,000 when job offer was withdrawn
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • September 29 2016

The recent case of McCann v. Snozone Ltd ET34020682015 demonstrates that verbal job offers can be legally binding and withdrawal of such an offer


Is pay protection a reasonable adjustment for an employee who is placed in a reduced role for reasons of disability?
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • September 29 2016

Employers are under duty to make reasonable adjustments to help disabled job applicants and employees in certain circumstances. This duty applies


Social media in the workplace Dear Diary
  • Dentons
  • South Africa
  • September 29 2016

Over the centuries, people have come to recognise and accept the various benefits associated with journaling. Documenting one’s thoughts is seen to