Brexit: Deal on EU citizens agreed in principle

On 8 December 2017, an agreement in principle was reached between the UK and the EU on the future rights of EU citizens currently living lawfully in the UK.  In short, the Government has announced that these individuals will be able to stay in the UK and enjoy broadly the same rights and benefits as …

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ECJ: A worker must be able to carry over paid annual leave when an employer does not allow him to exercise that right

The ECJ held today in King v The Sash Window Workshop that a worker must be able to carry over and accumulate rights to paid annual leave when an employer does not put that worker in a position in which he is able to exercise his right to paid annual leave. EU law precludes the requirement …

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Government select committees publish draft bill on worker status

The Work and Pensions (WP) and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committees yesterday published a joint report, A framework for modern employment, (Report) which contains a draft Bill which aims to take forward some of the central proposals from the Taylor Review of modern working practices, which published its report in July. The Report …

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Equal Pay Day puts the spotlight on gender pay gaps

10 November 2017 is Equal Pay Day – the day when women effectively stop earning for the remainder of the year compared to men. This is based on the current (mean) gender pay gap which the ONS has revealed to be 14.1% for women working full-time. The Fawcett Society, the organisation behind the concept of …

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Government publishes details of administrative processes for EU nationals

The Government has today published further information on the new administrative processes which will apply to EU nationals in the UK who wish to apply for settled or temporary status post-Brexit. In brief: The future status and rights of EU nationals will be defined in the Withdrawal Agreement (WA).  The WA will be incorporated into …

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Independent review calls on employers to make mental health a priority

An independent review into mental health in the workplace, commissioned by the Government in January 2017, published its comprehensive report today. It calls for workplace mental health to now be a priority for organisations across the UK. The Thriving at work: Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers report, which also takes into account the …

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Data Protection Bill: impact on employee data

On 14 September the UK Government published the draft Data Protection Bill, to replace the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and supplement the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in certain key areas. Our earlier Blog Entry provided an overview of the Bill. In this article we highlight the specific impact of the Bill on …

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Brexit: Latest developments on the future of EU nationals working in the UK

Employers who are monitoring the latest Brexit negotiations on the future status of EU nationals working in the UK may welcome the reassurance delivered by the Prime Minister in Florence recently that it remains one of her ‘first goals…. to ensure that [EU citizens] can carry on living…as before’, and that ‘the guarantee on….rights is …

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Draft Data Protection Bill published

Yesterday the Government published the draft Data Protection Bill which will replace the Data Protection Act 1998, supplement the General Data Protection Regulation in certain areas and provide more detail on how the GDPR will be enforced in the UK . DLA Piper’s Privacy team has published a blog post on their Privacy Matters blog …

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Monitoring employees: Guidance on privacy in the workplace

The recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Barbulescu v Romania (see our Be Aware blog post of 7 September) has placed the spotlight once more on the extent to which employers are permitted to monitor their employees’ communications and activities. The adoption of new information technologies in the workplace allows for …

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