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Miller Samuel Hill Brown Solicitors Blog

From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.
  We have previously written about various cases on worker status arising from the ‘gig economy’. Companies including Uber , Citysprint and Pimlico Plumbers have been on the losing end of decisions where they have sought to argue that their cont
    As anyone who has had to delve into the complexities of TUPE will testify, the Regulations are enough to fry the brain. So here’s something to add oil to the pan! If in your business you are in a TUPE situation, especially a service pro
Just a few weeks from the proposed exit date, the increasingly uncertain Brexit process trundles on – withdrawal looks inevitable but exactly what form it will take remains to be seen. This persistent uncertainty has cause great difficulty for employ
  On the 6th February 2019, the House of Lords debated and subsequently approved the Employment Rights (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 , the Employment Rights (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No.2) Regulations 2018 and similar regulations relation
  The introduction of the GDPR and the changes it makes to data protection law created a number of new compliance issues for all organisations, including employers. We are hosting a seminar on 21st February 2019 where we will be discussing the m
  Who’s who on the payroll is an ongoing challenge for employers in the run up to new payslip requirements New payslip requirements are set to come into force, requiring itemised calculations for variable rates of pay and hours worked. Alongside
In our last two blogs, we focussed on where an employer can be vicariously liable for an assault by one employee on another and the potential employment law risks which can arise from Christmas gatherings. Today we bring you the last of our “3 Wise M
Following our previous blog concerning employer’s liability for the actions of employees at a Christmas party (read here) , this week we look at other issues which may arise in respect of actions at a Christmas party (or other work social event)
We recently wrote about vicariously liability of employers in relation to a breach of data protection . Our blog this week concerns another decision on vicariously liability, but on a very different issue: an assault on a work night out. Bellman v No
Can an employer be vicariously liable for a breach of data protection duties owed by the employer to its employees where an individual employee is responsible for the breach? Yes, according to a recent decision of the Court of Appeal. In a fairly top
The Supreme Court has ruled that it was not discriminatory for a Belfast bakery run by Christians to refuse to make a cake iced with a gay rights slogan, as the refusal was based on the message and not on any particular person. The Background In 2014
A new employment right of bereavement leave for grieving  parents has been officially enshrined in law after being given the royal stamp of approval. The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, introduced following campaigns by a number of gr