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Apprenticeships – good or bad?

The introduction of Government apprenticeship grants in 2008, together with the numerous benefits to employers such as investing in future skilled labourers and minimising cost has resulted in an increase in apprenticeship schemes being offered by employers. What are the benefits? An…

British Gas v Lock: The final chapter?

The Supreme Court has refused British Gas permission to appeal in the latest chapter of this long running case which is now very familiar to employment lawyers and HR professionals. The case, one of a number brought in relation to…

Brexit edging closer

As the UK takes further steps to exit the EU, it is a useful time for employers to take stock of their workforce. Take stock now There are currently no proposals as to what to do with EU nationals currently working in the UK. …

Can gross negligence constitute gross misconduct?

This was considered by the Court of Appeal in the case of Adesokan v Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 22. Introduction Gross misconduct is deemed to be conduct so serious so as to justify the summary dismissal of an employee. Examples…

GDPR: Changes to the data protection regime

On 25 May 2016 the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) comes into force and will be directly applicable in all EU member states from 25 May 2018. What does this mean for employers? The GDPR will update UK data protection law,…