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Employment law reform proposals: Queen's Speech, Brexit, and the Taylor Review
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

The Queen's Speech on 21 June 2017 set out the government's programme for the next two years and was inevitably dominated by Brexit-related


Data protection: updated ICO Code of Practice on subject access and Article 29 Working Party Opinion on monitoring
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • August 2 2017

Employers faced with a subject access request should ensure they refer to the updated guidance recently issued by the Information Commissioner's


UK: Gig economy- Taylor Review released
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 12 2017

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices "Good Work" was published yesterday. It considers how technology platforms have impacted working


Taylor Review recognises benefits of gig economy but calls for additional employment law rights for “dependent contractors” and tax reform
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 11 2017

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices “Good Work” was published this morning. It considers how technology platforms have impacted working


Brexit and EU citizens’ rights - UK proposals and action points for employers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 30 2017

The UK Government has published its proposals for safeguarding the position of EU citizens living in the UK post Brexit (link). Settling the future


General Counsel Update - June 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Global, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • June 29 2017

Formal Brexit negotiations started on 19 June 2017. Whereas the EU indicated that it is ready and keen to go, the UK election has thrown a spanner in


UK: ECJ rules dress code requiring neutral appearance may be lawful
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 3 2017

The European Court of Justice has finally handed down its judgment in two cases involving employees dismissed for wearing an Islamic headscarf at


General Counsel Update - February 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore
  • March 1 2017

When we began analysing in depth the possibility of Britain exiting the European Union, 18 months prior to the June


UK: Supreme Court refuses to hear statutory holiday pay case
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 1 2017

The Supreme Court yesterday refused British Gas permission to appeal the Court of Appeal ruling that statutory holiday pay must include results-based


UK: Jurisdiction - claims for EU-derived rights may only be brought in the UK if working within the EU
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

In Wittenberg v Sunset Personnel Services the EAT has reiterated its view, originally given in Hasan v Shell International (see our blog post), that