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UK: New publications: data transfer, discriminatory adverts, autism, bonus tax avoidance schemes
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 17 2016

The Information Commissioner's Office has issued interim guidance following the publication of the proposed EU-US Privacy Shield framework to


UK: April 2016 changes: tribunal compensation limits, national minimum wage, and tribunal rules
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2016

From 6 April 2016, the cap on the unfair dismissal compensatory award will increase from £78,335 to £78,962 and the cap on weekly pay (used to


UK: Early conciliation: EAT rulings establish flexible approach to compliance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2016

A number of recent EAT rulings suggest that technical arguments over compliance with the early conciliation rules for tribunal claims may be given


UK: Budget 2016: key announcements for employment law
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2016

The 2016 Budget delivered by the Chancellor on 16 March includes the following: From April 2018, the Government will tighten the scope of the income


UK: Vicarious liability: Supreme Court’s broad application of “close connection” test means employers more likely to be liable for employee misbehaviour
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2016

Employers could be held vicariously liable for staff misbehaviour in a broader range of situations following the Supreme Court ruling in Mohamud v WM


Round-up of UK employment law developments in FebruaryMarch 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2016

The Government has published draft regulations providing for mandatory gender pay reporting; consultation ended on 11 March 2016 and a revised final


UK: EAT rejects appeal on inclusion of commission in holiday pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 23 2016

The EAT gave its judgment on the appeal in Lock v British Gas Trading yesterday. It upheld the tribunal's ruling that words can be written into the


UK: Disability: EAT confirms “normal day-to-day activities” includes general work-related activities
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 9 2016

Employers should bear in mind that, for the purposes of determining what amounts to a protected disability, "normal day-to-day activities" will be


UK: New resources from Acas and government
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 9 2016

Acas have published a guide on 'legal highs' and analysis of key workplace trends for 2016. The Department for Work and Pensions have produced a new


UK: Bonus decisions: Wednesbury unreasonableness test is relevant
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 9 2016

Last year's Supreme Court ruling (see here) that employers may be required to consider all relevant factors and discount irrelevant ones (the public