Bates Wells Braithwaite, the B Corporation and national law firm, has been appointed by the lead claimants in a landmark employment rights case against gig employer Uber.
UK Visas & Immigration (“UKVI”) has published its quarterly report showing the number of civil penalties for illegal workers found in each region of the UK between 1 January and 31 March 2017 (“the specified period”).
Monitoring employees’ communications in the workplace – has the balance shifted in favour of employee privacy? >
In the long-running case of Bărbulescu v Romania, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) has overturned the ECtHR’s earlier ruling in relation to an employee’s right to privacy.
The UK’s “hostile environment” towards illegal migrants has just become more hostile, with a key provision of the Immigration Act 2016 in relation to driving licences coming into force on 31 July 2017 in West Yorkshire and Kent.
With less than a year to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, it is important that HR professionals in organisations start making preparations now to ensure that they are in a position to comply with the new obligations from 25 May 2018.
The recent Court of Appeal ruling in P v. Secretary of State is expected to compel the Government to rethink the DBS scheme and, in particular, whether it appropriately balances the aim of protecting the public with an individual's right to a private life.
Those making applications for entry clearance under certain Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes for skilled work sponsored (Tier 2) visas for the UK will now be required to provide overseas criminal record certificates.
Damian Ward, Solicitor in our Employment team, looks at the "IR35" Rule Changes and their impact for organisations engaging with individuals who work through a limited company.
The Supreme Court has issued guidance on deductions from wages for industrial action, concluding employers are entitled to deduct only 1/365th.
Bates Wells Braithwaite has been appointed to the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) as a “one-stop-shop” provider across all legal services.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has decided that an employer must carry out a multifactorial evaluation when assessing whether night-shift workers who sleep-in in order to carry out duties if required are entitled to National Minimum Wage (NMW) for the duration of their shift, even whilst asleep.
In the course of merger transactions we are working on for a number of Colleges we identified and raised with UK Visas & Immigration (‘UKVI’) a number of potential immigration issues for publicly funded colleges that hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence, as these issues could have easily been deal-breakers for many Further Education mergers.
Last month’s Court of Appeal decision in O'Brien v Bolton St Catherine's Academy  EWCA Civ 145 raises important practical points for employers considering ill-health dismissals.
The breakdown of the relationship between employer and employee is always difficult, but particularly so in a faith-based organisation when the employee concerned has a spiritual role in the organisation and wider faith community.
Employment Insight - Clarity on the limits to a data controller’s obligations when dealing with DSARs >
Employees, as data subjects, have the right to find out what information their employer is holding about them by exercising their right to make a data subject access request (‘DSAR’) under section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘DPA’).
In December 2016 the government published the final draft of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 which are due to come into force on 6 April 2017.
This year's programme includes intensive half-day masterclasses, topical focused workshops and our sell-out breakfast seminars.
On Friday 6 January 2017 the London Central Employment Tribunal gave judgment in the case of Dewhurst -v- CitySprint.