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Privacy at work: Limits on employers’ ability to monitor private communications
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • 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


France: The Loi Travail - Introduction
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 8 2017

One of Emmanuel Macron's key campaign promises was the reform of laws relating to employees partly, in order to help French companies respond in a


Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Implications for the Construction Industry in the Middle East
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Middle East, United Kingdom
  • August 21 2017

Sometimes, legislation can have a wide reaching impact affecting operations in many different jurisdictions. The implications of the UK's Modern


Corporate Crime Monthly Update - August 2017 - United KingdomEurope
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 14 2017

With effect from 8 August, the Government has introduced significant new reporting requirements in relation to EU asset freeze regimes


Employee documents created using employer's IT systems may not be privileged against the employer
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • 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


Statutory holiday pay must take account of voluntary overtime
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • 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


Whistleblowing: Court of Appeal rules on meaning of 'public interest'
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • 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


Employees overseas: need for caution in using standard employment contracts and territorial scope of collective redundancy obligations
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

The fact that an employee working overseas is on an employment contract governed by English law is a relevant factor in determining whether he can


Restrictive covenants: non-competes should not prevent minority shareholdings; non-solicits should usually only apply to individuals with whom the employee dealt
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

Employers should check that their template restrictive covenants prohibiting being directly or indirectly engaged or 'concerned' or 'interested in'


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