Can You Snoop On An Employee’s Private Email Account?

In Barbulescu v. Romania the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that it is not unlawful for the employer to access employees' communications to check they have been working. The case concerned a Romanian engineer who had been dismissed for breaching the company's policy on the use of company equipment for personal use. The company had accessed the employee's Yahoo messenger account and…

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The Living Wage, The National Living Wage (NLW) and The National Minimum Wage (NMW)

On 1 April 2016, the NMW rate will be increased significantly for workers aged 25 and over, with the introduction of what the Government is calling the NLW. The new rate will initially be set at £7.20 per hour but further rises are on the cards over the next four years. The NLW is simply the name the Government has chosen to give to a new rate of the NMW for workers aged 25 and over.  So, from 1…

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2016 and Other Developments

The maximum Employment Tribunal compensatory award cap for an unfair dismissal will increase from £78,335 in line with the annual index linked increase. As before, the cap on the compensatory award is the lower of compensatory award cap or 52 weeks' pay (based on the claimant's gross salary prior to their dismissal but excluding pension contributions, benefits in kind and discretionary bonuses).

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What Is The Correct Approach To Comparators In An Age Discrimination Claim?

In Donkor v Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), the EAT considered whether the circumstances of younger workers were materially different to those of older workers in a redundancy exercise because they were not eligible for early retirement pension enhancements.

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Antecedent Transactions – A New Approach

There’s been plenty of changes to the insolvency world and it looks like they are continuing with the removal of the insolvency exemption to the Jackson Reforms.

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