• Veganism: the new religion?

    By Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst With perfect timing, Veganuary was ushered in this year with a ‘landmark’ judgment on ‘ethical veganism’. The case, Casamitjana v League Against Cruel Sports, involves a zoologist who was the...
    • 20 Feb 2020
  • How confidentiality can lead to cover-ups

    Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) seem to be the latest celebrity ‘must haves’. ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judge Craig Revel Horwood recently revealed on daytime TV that he had asked people who work for him, his builder, and even ...
    • 3 Dec 2018
  • The Blawg: Who’s responsible for employees’ wrongdoings?

    By Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst

    Consider this scenario. One of your employees maliciously posts the payroll data of 100,000 staff – names and addresses, bank account details and salaries – to a file sharing website. He also sends the data to three...

    • 1 Nov 2018
  • How will employment law change post-Brexit?

    By Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst

    While the political maelstrom continues to surround Brexit, practical aspects, such as how organisations will operate after the UK leaves the EU, don’t grab the headlines often enough. It’s still unclear, for example...

    • 19 Sep 2018
  • Does sleep-in time count for the NMW?

    By Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst, CIPD

    Court cases decided in employers’ favour can sometimes leave organisations feeling no better off.

    The Court of Appeal recently had to decide, in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake, whether care assistants...

    • 29 Aug 2018
  • Do we need new rules on employment status?

    By Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst

    The gig economy continues to blur the lines between legal definitions of employment status that weren’t that clear in the first place. Short-term, flexible and independent working has always featured in the labour market...

    • 26 Jul 2018
  • GDPR: the final countdown!

    By Holly Ivins, Law Content Analyst at the CIPD

    The new General Data Protection Regulations come into force on 25 May 2018. The new rules are intended to meet the needs of a digital age, and require a change in organisational attitude towards data privacy...

    • 8 May 2018
  • Time’s running out for gender pay gap reporting

    By Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst, CIPD

    Sex inequality at work is barely out of the headlines these days. But usually what we’re reading about is either fresh allegations of sexual harassment in one sector or another, or continuing fallout from cases...

    • 2 Mar 2018
  • Confused about GDPR? No need to panic

    By Toni McAlindin, barrister and CIPD tutor

    Out of nowhere, employers have suddenly become interested in data protection. Having lectured for over 20 years on the subject, it all seems rather bizarre.

    Of course, it is not because employers have suddenly...

    • 28 Nov 2017
  • Uber drivers are ‘workers’ – but why does this matter?

    By Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst, CIPD

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently decided that drivers working for the taxi app, Uber, are not self-employed as the company maintained, with no employment rights, but workers, entitled to paid holiday...

    • 14 Nov 2017
  • How to prepare for GDPR 2018

    By Sandra Madigan, Law Content Manager HR, CIPD

    As you work through your organisation assessments in readiness for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), take stock and consider the Data Protection Bill, which came out this month . The Bill aims...

    • 3 Oct 2017
  • Knowing the law and getting it right

    By Sandra Madigan, Law Content Manager HR, CIPD

    Following the introduction of the employment tribunal fee system in July 2013, claims dropped dramatically, by over 70 per cent. The Supreme Court’s recent ruling that the requirement to pay a fee, to lodge...

    • 22 Sep 2017