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When is whistleblowing in the public interest?

The EAT has held that a contractual dispute affecting a number of staff in a private company (but not the wider public), will satisfy the public interest test under the amended Public Interest Disclosure Act.

Article by: | Published: 20 April 2015

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Calls for random drug testing

Researchers at a leading business insurance website have revealed that as many as three quarters of construction workers agree with random drug testing whilst on site. Furthermore, the majority of respondents stated that they would feel a lot safer and more secure if employees operated under rules in which they could be tested and dismissed at any point if they were proved to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Article by: | Published: 9 April 2015

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UK Immigration – guide to latest changes

Further to our last Update, we summarise below the recent, main changes to the Immigration Rules and Guidance as relevant to your business. Save as otherwise stated, these changes are effective from 6 April 2015. Article by Jonathan Chaimovic, Tim Richards, Neena Samuel and Nisha Mahi.

Article by: | Published: 30 March 2015

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How to manage your own Clarkson affair

The BBC dropped Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear despite immense public relations fallout and huge commercial risk, a decision based not just on the well-publicised punch but on a record of loose cannon behaviour. By Allison Peasgood, Director, OMS.

Article by: | Published: 30 March 2015

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Tackling bullying in the workplace

Respondents to a Family Lives survey found those affected by Workplace Bullying saw a deterioration in relationships with partners, friends and family members.

Article by: | Published: 9 January 2015

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Dates to watch for in 2015

Anne Pritam, employment partner at international law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP, summarises the main dates to look out for in 2015 regarding employment law:

Article by: | Published: 28 December 2014

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Widespread employee access to data, a ticking timebomb

Despite a growing number of data breaches occurring under the glare of the public spotlight, 71 percent of employees in a new survey report that they have access to data they should not see, and more than half say that this access is frequent or very frequent.

Article by: | Published: 11 December 2014