Archive: Mar 2016

  • Do your employees have the right to privacy in the workplace?

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    The recent European court of human rights judgment in the case of Barbulescu –v- Romania 2016  ECHR incited much media attention with much of the national press providing the misleading impression that employers can now legally snoop on your private emails. Facts: Mr Barbulescu brought a claim contending that his employer had contravened his human […]

  • Extending the right to Shared Parental Leave

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    The recent budget has confirmed that the first consultation on extending the right to shared parental leave to grandparents would commence in May 2016. This would certainly appear to be a very practical move from the government, especially given the increased numbers of grandparents that nowadays assist with childcare. Ahead of potential new legislation, Santander […]

  • The National Living Wage

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    The new national living wage comes into force on the 1st April 2016 and applies to workers over the age of 25 at the rate of £7.20. For workers under the age of 25, the rates will remain unchanged. The current rates are as follows: 21-25 years- £6.70 per hour. 18-20 years- £5.30 per hour […]