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Entitlement to Discretionary Bonus

Entitlement to Discretionary Bonus

The Appeal Tribunal has handed down a reminder that just because a bonus is expressed in the contract as being “Discretionary”, it does not necessarily mean that it is. Often such bonuses become an entitlement because the employee comes to reasonably expect them, or has begun working toward the target that they were set to achieve them. Read More

CCTV Brings Data Protection Fines

CCTV Brings Data Protection Fines

A recent decision by the ICO to fine a company £120,000 for unlawfully filming patients provides a timely reminder of the need for all of those who use CCTV cameras, on or around their premises, to comply with GDPR.
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More Trouble at the Building Site

More Trouble at the Building Site

The importance of complying with competition law, especially given the potential fines and reputational damage of falling foul of the law. It’s not just the fines but also the potential reputational damage. Read More

Records of Working Time

Records of Working Time

Accurate recording of working hours is not just important for calculating pay for hourly paid workers, it’s also a legal requirement and necessary to show you have complied with working time legislation as this case reminds employers. If you haven’t got the records to prove it, this case means it’s likely you’ll automatically be found to be in default. Read More

Online Employment Tribunal Decisions

Online Employment Tribunal Decisions

Most employers assume that, provided the ex-employee complies with the confidentiality clause when settling a Tribunal claim, that will keep the fact of a settlement secret but that may not necessarily be the case. Read More

Competition & Markets Authority’s New Cartel Campaign

Competition & Markets Authority’s New Cartel Campaign

The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has launched a new cartel awareness campaign aiming to educate businesses about illegal practices and urging people to come forward if they suspect illegal behaviour, such as ‘price fixing’ or ‘bid rigging’. Read More

GDPR: Claims by Employees for Data Breaches on the Horizon?

GDPR: Claims by Employees for Data Breaches on the Horizon?

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a major UK employer is responsible for a breach in Data protection Rules, even though it accepted that the Company had done all it could to prevent the breach, and the breach was the result of a malicious employees’ deliberate aim of damaging the Company. Read More

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