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Supermarket vicariously liable for payroll data breach by employee 

The Court of Appeal in WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants has upheld the High Court decision that an employer was vicariously liable for the actions of a rogue employee who disclosed the personal information of 100,000 employees on the internet. 

Article by: Hannah Pryce | Published: 29 October 2018

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DB consultation: what will a stronger Regulator mean for trustees?

The DWP’s proposals are welcomed in terms of their efforts to create a stronger Regulator. Contributor Faith Dickson. The key to success will be to focus on making sure that their powers are clear and that they can be used quickly, to ensure that the new regime operates as intended.

Article by: Faith Dickson | Published: 27 August 2018

Turkey – Supreme Court Rules that Borrowing Money from Customer is Just Cause for Termination

In Turkey, the Supreme Court recently issued a decision concerning an employee’s dismissal for borrowing money from their employer’s customer. The Supreme Court reversed the first-instance labour court decision and ruled that the termination was lawful based on the fact that the employee had acted against the rule of integrity and honesty and damaged the employer’s reputation.

Article by: Beri̇l Yayla Sapan and Pınar Ece Bişkin | Published: 1 August 2018

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Turkey – New act aims to ease employment law workload for judiciary

The Labour Courts Act No. 7036 (Act) aims to ease the judiciary’s workload and accelerate the judicial process in employment cases. The most significant changes include the following: Mandatory mediation is introduced for both employers and employees prior to initiating lawsuits; There is a new obligation on courts to provide calculations for damages in reinstatement cases; The time period for bringing an employment claim has been reduced, although it still stands at five years. 

Article by: Rıza Gümbüşoğlu and Beri̇l Yayla Sapan | Published: 25 June 2018

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Never underestimate the importance of protecting intellectual property

According to a January 2018 Seyfarth Shaw LLP report titled “2017 Patent Litigation: A Statistical Overview,” the past 5 years have seen a “significant increase” of patent litigation cases filed with the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC).

Article by: Merilee Kern | Published: 26 March 2018

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Lawyers and happiness: be led by the evidence 

Lawyers are not, by the nature of their profession, the people most likely to be suffused with the warmth of human happiness. Their job often requires them to scan for problems for the potential breach of contract, the regulatory non-compliance; the hole in the argument, And then charge clients a lot of money to fend off their problems.

Article by: Michael Fleming | Published: 25 March 2018

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2018 legal changes: What’s on the agenda?

Currently, the UK uses legislation from the Data Protection Act 1998, which was enacted following the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive. But, the new laws will supersede everything that came before it. They’ll vastly change how businesses and public sector organisations handle the information of their customers and stakeholders.

Article by: Richard Thomas | Published: 9 February 2018

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Top five legal challenges facing DC schemes this year

What are the top five legal challenges that trustees and employers should ensure are a key focus for DC schemes over the coming 12 months? To ensure a smooth service, DC scheme trustees should ensure they target five key areas: Chair’s Annual Statement, Investment Reviews, Guidance and Retirement Options, Costs and charges/transparency and Master trusts.

Article by: Helen Ball | Published: 22 January 2018

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Act now on landmark employment law changes

2018 is potentially going to be a landmark year for employment law. The ‘gig economy' and the status of workers will remain a key topic with high profile cases in the courts and the Government expected to respond to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices.

Article by: Paula Bailey | Published: 14 January 2018