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Trade secrets: will the trade secrets directive deliver a unified approach across the EU?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Spain, United Kingdom, European Union, France, Germany
  • January 18 2016

The European Parliament and EU Council have agreed the terms of a Trade Secrets Directive that aims to harmonise the definition and protection of


UK: salary: default daily accrual rate of 1365 unless overridden by contractual terms
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

The Court of Appeal has ruled that an employee's salary accrues day to day pursuant to the Apportionment Act 1870, but the rate at which it accrues


Round-up of UK employment law developments in September 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 6 2014

Employment Tribunals now have the power to order an employer who has breached equal pay law to carry out an equal pay audit and publish the audit on


UK: state and diplomatic immunity: Court of Appeal rules on employment claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 5 2015

The Court of Appeal has held that foreign staff employed at embassies in the UK could bring race discrimination and holiday pay claims; it considered


Recent TUPE cases: transfer of union recognition and post-transfer dismissals
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 9 2010

On a TUPE transfer, trade union recognition only transfers if the transferred entity maintains an identity distinct from the rest of the transferee's undertaking


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: 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


Round-up of UK employment law developments in March 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • April 11 2014

Employers will need to update their flexible work and family-related leave policies over the next few months, following the Children and Families Act


Round-up of UK employment law developments in April 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 9 2013

Employers may need to distance themselves from discriminatory remarks made by shareholders who are closely connected to or wield influence over the


Employees can claim constructive dismissal even if employer upholds grievance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 8 2010

An employer who has committed a fundamental breach of an employee's contract cannot prevent the employee claiming constructive dismissal by upholding the employee's grievance about that breach