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Privacy at work: Limits on employers’ ability to monitor private communications

European Union, United Kingdom - September 19 2017 The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights’ (ECtHR) ruling in Barbulescu v Romania (6149608) is a timely reminder of the limits of...

Alan Watts, Sara Scott.


UK: Government sets out corporate governance reforms

United Kingdom - September 1 2017 The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published its response paper on UK corporate governance reform. The response...

Bradley Richardson, Mark Ife, Peter Frost, Jemima Coleman, Andrew Taggart, Paul Ellerman, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.


Employee documents created using employer's IT systems may not be privileged against the employer

United Kingdom - August 2 2017 Simpkin v The Berkeley Group Holdings plc highlights the potential benefits for employers of a clear and comprehensive IT policy, referred to in the...

Peter Frost, Jemima Coleman, Andrew Taggart, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.


Statutory holiday pay must take account of voluntary overtime

United Kingdom - August 2 2017 The EAT has upheld first instance tribunal decisions that the calculation of statutory holiday pay (for the 4 weeks' EU-derived holiday) should...

Peter Frost, Jemima Coleman, Andrew Taggart, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.


Whistleblowing: Court of Appeal rules on meaning of 'public interest'

United Kingdom - August 2 2017 Employers should not assume that the disclosure of an alleged breach of employment contract will necessarily be outside the scope of whistleblowing...

Peter Frost, Jemima Coleman, Andrew Taggart, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.