Podcast: Data protection laws – Impact on employers (Pan-European Perspective)

To register to listen to the recording or download as a podcast please contact Jane Webber who will send you confirmation of your log-in details. Data protection is a key issue particularly for clients operating in multiple jurisdictions. With the background of the new EU Data Protection Regulation being debated in Europe, with more significant financial … Read more

UK: New publications – employment status review, industrial disputes report, and guidance on BYOD, tax-free childcare and surveillance

BIS has launched an employment review intended to “help clarify and potentially strengthen the employment status of up to a million British workers”. Interim findings are expected by the end of 2014 and recommendations should be made by March 2015. The Carr review into the alleged use of ‘extreme tactics’ in industrial disputes has been published.  Due to the … Read more

Australia: Employee investigation reports not always privileged

In brief A recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court serves as an important reminder for employers to ensure that lawyers are properly engaged and that employers receive advice relating to the maintenance of privilege over documents. In the case of Bartolo v Doutta Galla Aged Services Ltd [2014] FCCA 15171 (Doutta Galla), the Federal … Read more

Hong Kong: Practical tips for employers on protecting confidential information

Confidential information and trade secrets are increasingly valuable assets for any business in today’s market. A recent judgment of the Hong Kong Court of First Instance, Dextra China Limited v Lam Wing Kit, highlights the difficulty employers face when trying to protect that information from misuse by disgruntled or overly ambitious employees. The decision serves as … Read more

Hong Kong: Practical tips for employers on protecting confidential information

Confidential information and trade secrets are increasingly valuable assets for any business in today’s market. A recent judgment of the Hong Kong Court of First Instance, Dextra China Limited v Lam Wing Kit, highlights the difficulty employers face when trying to protect that information from misuse by disgruntled or overly ambitious employees. The decision serves … Read more