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US Policy Scan 2017
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • January 3 2017

The 115th Congress kicks off on January 3 with Republicans in control of both the legislative and regulatory agenda in Washington


California Supreme Court rules employees cannot be on-call or on-duty during rest breaks
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • January 3 2017

On December 22, 2016, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Augustus, et al. V. ABM Security Services, Inc., holding that California


Employees personal information must not be used unlawfully by employers
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • December 22 2016

The case of Brown v. Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis is a reminder to employers that it is unlawful to use employees' personal information


UK Employment Law Round Up December 2016
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • December 22 2016

Welcome to the December edition of our employment law round-up. In this edition, we couldn't fail to give you an update on the most important piece of


A wealth of recent unfair dismissal decisions
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • December 22 2016

Seasonal businesses can have a tough time if they try to sell ice cream in the UK in the winter or turkeys in the middle of summer. Conversely, when


Do you need to make sure your workers take a break during the workday
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • December 22 2016

Under UK law, the starting point is that a worker is entitled to a rest break of 20 Minutes, where he or she works for more than six hours a day


Statutory Maternity Pay must be expressly referred to in settlement agreements
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • December 22 2016

The case of Campus Living Villages UK v. HMRC and Sexton is a reminder to employers that, if a Statutory Maternity Payment (SMP) is included in a


Why restrictive covenants must be fit for purpose
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • December 22 2016

For employers, the turn of the year is a double-edged sword: it is the best time to find new hires, but


'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