Employment and Labor Law


  • Pushing unfair dismissal to the outer-limits: Is Saeid Khayam v Navitas a game changer?
  • It’s now more difficult to be protected: The High Court’s latest ruling on protected industrial action, bargaining-related orders and unlawful coercion
  • Unauthorised employee absences: Full Bench abandons automatic termination
  • Driving to independence: Fair Work Commission finds ride-share drivers are not employees
  • Hands off: Internal investigation documents and freedom of information
  • Notice of termination and ordinary and customary turnover of labour
  • Out of hours conduct: Employee dismissed for explicit private Facebook message
  • Commission clarifies law on constructive dismissals

Read more: Australian Employment Law Update

In December 2017, the implementing decrees for the "Macron" ordinances were published by the French Government, enabling a better understanding of the scope of the country's recent employment law reform.

To assist clients in familiarizing themselves with the changes and innovations introduced by this reform, Racine has written 13 fact sheets on the main "Macron" ordinances.

Read more: French Employment Law Reform: The Macron Ordinances

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In our previous article, we mentioned the need to protect private life and personal data, as almost everywhere is set up with cameras, as well as the method to provide this privacy within the scope of the Labor Law1. In this article, we shed light on the scope of employers' rights to govern, and evaluated several systems that employers have implemented in order to regulate the code of conduct in their workplaces, in regard to breaches of employees' private lives and personal data protection rights.

Read more: Employer’s Right to Govern and Personal Data Management in Turkey


  • The new requirements will come into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018
  • They will represent fundamental changes to the UK’s data protection laws
  • Brexit will not affect the changes
  • Penalties for breach will be much more severe: the maximum fine will increase from £500,000 to the higher of up to £10 million or 2% of gross annual turnover for minor infringements (e.g. record keeping failures) and up to £20 million or 4% of gross annual turnover for more serious infringements (e.g. a breach of GDPR principles)
  • In addition, employees (as data subjects) will have the right to claim compensation for any damage suffered as a result of a breach of GDPR

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The conference offers delegates the opportunity to hear from expert speakers on such subjects as Race: Banter vs Discrimination and Everything in Between; Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Adjustments and Age Discrimination and its Impact on Isle of Man Employers, as well as the topical Sex Discrimination, #MeToo and the Underlying Law.

Read more: DQ Advocates is hosting an Equality Conference to take place in Douglas on Tuesday 13 March 2018.