Employment and Labor Law

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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.

This article was originally published in Metro.

The last 12 months have seen a monumental cultural change, particularly for women. With the #MeToo movement, people are able to call out sexual abuse and harassment in ways that wouldn’t previously have been possible.

The latest sexist relic to be put under the spotlight was The Presidents Club charity gala, at which ‘hostesses’ were paid £150 for a 10 hour shift – £15 an hour – to be groped, propositioned and flashed at by wealthy, powerful guests at the Dorchester Hotel.

Read more: Monica Atwal comments in Metro on ‘What should you do if you’re sexually harassed at work?’

As the composition of the National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") shifts due to vacancies that have been filled by the new Presidential administration, there has been a noticeable trend towards more employer-friendly rulings from the Board. On December 14, 2017, this trend continued when the Board expressly overruled its August 27, 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. d/b/a BFI Newby Island Recyclery, 362 NLRB 186 (2015), which had established a new standard for determining joint employer status. In overruling Browning-Ferris, the Board stated that it was returning to the joint employer standard that had been in place for nearly thirty (30) years before the Browning-Ferris decision.

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