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BYOD security risks and policy solutions
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 5 2013

The popularity of personal smartphones and tablets continues to affect the workplace. Employees increasingly want to use their own devices at work


Employer's vicarious liability for contempt of court
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2013

In Back Office Ltd v Percival, the High Court considered the case of ex-employees who had breached undertakings given to the court as part of the


Injunction granted to restrain ex-employees from using LinkedIn contacts
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 18 2013

The issues of ownership and use of LinkedIn contacts have been widely debated, but little judicial guidance exists. In Whitmar Publications Limited v


Covert surveillance of employee
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 23 2013

In Swansea v Gayle, the EAT were asked to consider the issue of an employee's right to privacy under the European Convention on Human Rights ("the


Collective consultation may be over whole business, not just one establishment
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2013

The EAT's judgment in USDAW v Ethel Austin (in administration), re-writes s188 Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consultation) Act 1992 in order to


No failure to make adjustments ‘by association’
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 1 2014

In Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence, the Court of Appeal considered an employee who was not herself disabled, but who had a daughter with Down's


Taking a practical approach to the recent EAT holiday pay decision
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • November 14 2014

Much of Langstaff J's judgment in Bear Scotland v Fulton and Baxter, the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision on holiday pay, is


Early conciliation
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 27 2014

Under reforms introduced by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, claimants wishing to bring proceedings in the Employment Tribunal from


Pick 'n' mix - Woolworths case referred to Europe
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 27 2014

The Court of Appeal has referred USDAW -v- Ethel Austin Limited (in administration) and another - known to as the "Woolworths case" - to the Court of


UK employment law: holiday pay update
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • November 5 2014

The EAT has handed down a judgment on the question of whether the calculation of holiday pay should take into account pay for non-guaranteed overtime