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UK: workers may be entitled to carry over statutory holiday if they have not been encouraged to take it

United Kingdom - November 9 2018 The ECJ has ruled that workers cannot be deprived of paid statutory holiday entitlement on the termination of employment or at the end of a particular…

UK: further detail on parental bereavement rights published

United Kingdom - November 9 2018 The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill received Royal Assent in September and is expected to come into force in 2020. It provides for 2 weeks’…

UK: information gathering by in-house lawyer in order to obtain external advice may not be protected by legal advice privilege

USA - November 8 2018 The High Court has ruled in Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd v Sandoz Ltd that an in-house lawyer’s communications with an employee of the business, who was…

Australia: Workplace violence and red collar crime: Is it more threatening than you think?

Australia - November 7 2018 Workplace violence is a significant and ongoing risk that employers should be alive to because it affects employee health, safety and wellbeing, which…

UK: new resources on criminal record checks, mental health and dyslexia

United Kingdom - November 7 2018 Unlock has published new guidance for employers on criminal record checks, to which the ICO has contributed. The guidance states that checks at the…

UK: gender pay gap news

United Kingdom - November 6 2018 The Government Equalities Office has published a summary of the 2017/18 gender pay gap data submitted by employers as at May 2018, along with an…

UK: Budget 2018 announces NIC change delay and new minimum wage rates

United Kingdom - November 1 2018 An important announcement in the Budget for employers to note was the decision to delay by a further year the introduction of employer Class 1A NICs…

UK: Budget 2018 confirms IR35 reforms will extend to the private sector

United Kingdom - November 1 2018 The off-payroll working rules (commonly known as IR35) seek to ensure that individuals who are engaged through personal service companies (PSCs) by…

UK: managers could face personal liability for whistleblowing dismissal framed as detriment claim

United Kingdom - October 31 2018 Employers should ensure board members and senior managers are aware that, if they are instrumental in a decision to dismiss an employee for…

Japan: Increased Protection for Fixed Term Employees

Japan - October 27 2018 In an earlier bulletin, we looked at a landmark Tokyo District Court decision that clarified the circumstances under which benefits given to permanent…