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Practical steps for employers when preparing for the EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 7 2016

The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") aims to harmonise data protection procedures and enforcement across the European Union. It will apply


PRA and FCA final rules on regulatory references: strengthening accountability in banking and insurance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 19 2016

The FCA and the PRA have published new policy statements relating to regulatory references under the new accountability regimes for banks and


Subject access requests: employer's refusal to comply contributed to unfair dismissal
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 11 2016

Refusing to comply with a subject access request may contribute to the unfairness of a subsequent dismissal, where the tribunal considers that the


New publications: introduction of judicial assessment, Acas guidance, pregnancy and maternity pledge, national minimum wage, and impact of Brexit on English law contracts
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 11 2016

The President of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) has issued Presidential Guidance in force from 3 October, setting out a procedure for


Government announcements: workers' rights post Brexit, employee representation on boards, employment of foreign workers, and review of modern employment practices
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 11 2016

At the Conservative Party conference, Theresa May announced plans to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act, which gives direct effect to EU law in


UK: Headscarf bans - conflicting opinions from EU Advocate-Generals create uncertainty
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

Our last e-bulletin reported the controversial opinion of the Advocate-General in Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions that a ban on all visible signs of


UK: Statutory holiday - rights during garden leaveother leave and pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

The ECJ has ruled that workers placed on garden leave are not entitled under EU law to pay in lieu of unused holiday they could have taken during the


UK: Protected settlement discussions - first EAT ruling
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

From July 2013 evidence of pre-termination negotiations has been inadmissible in ordinary unfair dismissal claims (see here for further details). This


UK: Disability duty to make reasonable adjustments - employers may need to consider pay protection when moving employees to different roles
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

Where an employee is unable to continue in their original role due to disability, it may be a reasonable adjustment both to move them to a new role


Gender pay gap reporting: regulations delayed, first data snapshot likely to be brought forward
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 12 2016

The Government Equality Office has confirmed that the final gender pay reporting regulations (discussed here) are unlikely to be brought into force