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Philosophical belief case on right to copyright fails

Is an argument about the interpretation of a contract protected as a philosophical belief? No, said the Court of Appeal in Gray v. Mulberry Co (Design) Ltd. We have blogged about earlier stages of this case previously (see here and here) and it has just been heard by the Court of Appeal.
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Philosophical belief case on right to copyright fails

Could a tribunal claimant freeze their employer’s bank account?

The Scottish courts have held that they can make protective orders against the assets of an employer where a claim is brought against that employer in the employment tribunal.
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Could a tribunal claimant freeze their employer’s bank account?

Holiday pay entitlement for part-year employees – not a simple 12.07% of hours worked

In the recent case of Harpur Trust v. Brazel [2019] EWCA Civ 1402, the Court of Appeal considered whether the holiday entitlement of a permanent employee who worked only part of the year should be prorated to that of a full-year worker.
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Holiday pay entitlement for part-year employees – not a simple 12.07% of hours worked

One day less to respond to DSARs!

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), individuals can request access to the personal data that employers or other organisations hold on them. This is commonly known as a DSAR and is subject to certain conditions. You are required to respond to DSARs within one month – but when does this start?
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One day less to respond to DSARs!

Is it possible to bypass a trade union when negotiating a collective agreement with workers?

Is it possible to bypass a trade union when negotiating a collective agreement with workers? In the recent case of Kostal UK v. Dunkley, the Court of Appeal was asked to consider if the employer has the right to bypass a recognised trade union and make "a one-off offer" directly to workers.
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Is it possible to bypass a trade union when negotiating a collective agreement with workers?

High Court finds that directors can be liable for breach of employment contract

In the recent case of Antuzis & Ors v. DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd & Ors, the High Court concluded that Mr Houghton (director) and Ms Judge (company secretary) were personally liable for the company's breaches of contract.
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High Court finds that directors can be liable for breach of employment contract

Slow progress on gender pay gap in second year of reporting

How does last year’s data compare with the figures recently published on the government’s website?
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Slow progress on gender pay gap in second year of reporting

New regulations set out work and residence permit procedure for UK nationals living in Spain post-Brexit

New regulations have been enacted in Spain setting out what UK citizens working or living in Spain after Brexit will be required to do to maintain their right to live and work there.
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New regulations set out work and residence permit procedure for UK nationals living in Spain post-Brexit

Constructive knowledge of disability: when should employers reasonably know of an employee’s disability?

In the recent case of Lamb v. The Garrard Academy the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered at what point employers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010 (the Act).
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Constructive knowledge of disability: when should employers reasonably know of an employee’s disability?

The Good Work Plan – follow-up developments

Following our article earlier this week about the "Good Work Plan", the government has now introduced the first three statutory instruments implementing some of the changes outlined in the Plan:
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The Good Work Plan – follow-up developments