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GDPR

0 Business, Employment, Intellectual Property

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – What you need to know now The GDPR will change the way your business can collect, use and transfer data. It comes into force on 25th May 2018. It includes major changes and businesses need to start preparing for its implementation well in advance. Why was it introduced? The […]

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Christmas time, mistletoe and… fights at the Christmas party?

0 Employment

Despite this being the season of goodwill to all men, Christmas can often result in arguments and even fights at the office party. The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently reported a case (Westlake v ZSL London Zoo) which involved two female zookeepers who engaged in a physical fight over a male zookeeper at a Christmas party. […]

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National Minimum Wage

0 Business, Employment

The Government’s National Living Wage was introduced on 1 April 2016 for all working people aged 25 and over, and is currently set at £7.50 per hour. The current National Minimum Wage for those under the age of 25 still applies. The rates from 1 April 2017 are: £7.50 per hour – 25 yrs old and […]

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Safe Harbour

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has today handed down a landmark ruling that could affect all companies which transfer personal data about their customers or staff to hosting companies in the US.  If any US companies process any of your data then, as a result of this decision, you may need to sign new model clause contracts with […]

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Business pop-up cafe in Selby

0 Business, Consumer Law, Intellectual Property

On Monday 21 September Morton Legal’s very own Alex Weston will be attending the Selby pop-up business café.  Alex specialises in commercial contracts, intellectual property, software and IT contracts and e-commence so why not ask her how the new Consumer Rights Act will affect your business? Alex will be joined by a host of other business […]

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Dealing with scandalous employees

0 Employment

Stories about politicians and councillors being caught up in scandals at work regularly feature in our national press.   In such cases the individual generally resigns (eventually) following public pressure to do so but what happens when it happens to ordinary employees? What is the best tactic where an employee’s behaviour embarrasses their employer? Recent case […]

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CONSUMER RIGHTS ACT 2015 – THE BIGGEST CHANGE IN CONSUMER LAW IN DECADES

0 Consumer Law

Any business which deals with consumers needs to be aware of the changes to the law which are coming into force on 1st October 2015.  The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (Act) brings in some key changes to consumer protection legislation and also consolidates the law in one statute.  The hope is that it will make […]

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Zero Hours Contracts & National Minimum Wage

0 Employment

Just before the election the government announced on 26 March 2015 that it had banned exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts.  As we correctly reported at the time, this wasn’t strictly true as although the legislation which was intended to ban zero hours contracts, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEE), was introduced on 26 March the […]

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Employment Election Special

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Last Friday we discovered that we are likely to have a Conservative majority government for the next 5 years. To help you prepare for any changes in employment law in this time we have set out their key employment aims (as described in their manifesto): Zero hours contracts Ban exclusivity clauses (which prohibit employees from working for […]

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All change in April

0 Employment

T. S. Eliot once wrote that April is the cruellest month. Whilst Eliot probably wasn’t referring to the revisions in employment law that April traditionally brings, you could be forgiven for thinking this if you’re an employer who has to get to grips with this year’s many changes. This year has not only brought the […]

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