UK: new resources for employers

HMRC has created a new online guide on statutory sick pay. Public Health England and Business in the Community have published a new toolkit to help employers support workers affected by domestic abuse. Acas has published new guidance on job references. Read more

EU: Data Use – Protecting a critical resource

Described by some as the “new oil” for the digital economy, there is no doubt that data are now seen as critical for organisations to succeed. Data are a powerful and lucrative fuel for productivity. If not adequately protected, data are vulnerable to leaks that can cause widespread damage, and their true value is only … Read more

Brexit Blog launches with Brexit Q&A

As formal Brexit negotiations have now started, Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the launch of its new Brexit Notes blog, where you will find articles and updates on the latest Brexit developments.  As well as reporting on new developments going forward, Brexit Notes has been pre-populated with a selection of articles and posts. … Read more

UK: New Resources

The DWP has launched an employer "See Potential" toolkit to help employers retain and recruit workers from disadvantaged groups, including single parents, recovering addicts and care providers. Acas has updated its guidance on employment status. To coincide with ONS data breaking down suicide rates by occupation, Public Health England (PHE), Business in the Community (BITC) … Read more

UK: New resources on human rights, terminal illness, database of tribunal decisions

The EHRC has published guidance for board directors on business and human rights. The TUC has launched a Dying to Work campaign, seeking better employment law rights for those with terminal illness and asking employers to sign up to a voluntary charter.  Plans have been announced to introduce a new online database of employment tribunal rulings … Read more