April Bulletin

Our bulletin this month covers a number of topics, including:

  1. the meaning of Goods for Commercial Agents;
  2. when contracts require parties to use reasonable endeavours;
  3. a director's privacy regarding his residential address on Companies House;
  4. the General Data Protection Regulation and the abolished requirement to notify the ICO;
  5. employment law updates concerning TUPE and the legal minimum wage; 
  6. a recent case highlighting the risks of paying a spouse through a personal service company; and
  7. updates on the Bribery Act.

Our written bulletin can be accessed here and you can click the link below for our vlog.

Webinar: What do the new data protection laws mean for the motor industry?

Join us for a webinar on Wednesday 18th April from 10am to 11am to better understand the implications of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) ahead of its implementation date of 25 May 2018. 
 
The webinar will be presented by Iain Larkins, founder and head of the automotive practice at Radius Law and Natasha Gasson, in-house Ombudsman at the Motor Ombudsman.
 
The webinar will cover:

1. how to achieve compliance in 5 weeks;

2. common GDPR challenges for the motor industry;

3. how The Motor Ombudsman will handle data breach complaints against its accredited businesses; and

4. what needs to be done after GDPR day.

There will be opportunities to post questions throughout the webinar.  You can sign up for the webinar by clicking here:

If you have any questions please get in touch with Radius Law

by email to office@radiuslaw.co.uk or by telephone on 01727808503.

 

March Bulletin

Our bulletin this month looks at the January 2018 implementation of the ban on payment surcharges for consumer transactions such as debit, credit and PayPal Payments, recent cases that highlight that words in business contracts will, generally, mean what they say – even where they have bizarre or unintended consequences, case updates on SFO v ENRC that highlighted how difficult it can be to assert privilege and the recent case between Phones 4U (In Administration) v EE that demonstrates the importance of explaining why a contract is being terminated.  

We also look at the Government's response to the Taylor Review published last year, which concentrated on the so-called gig economy of part time and flexible workers and four new consultations issued by the government on (1) the enforcement of employment rights, (2) agency workers, (3) transparency in the UK labour market; and (4) employment status.   Employment law updates including on equal pay that seems to dominate the headlines with Tesco now facing a £4bn equal pay claim from store staff (mainly female) who allege that they should be paid the same as distribution centre workers (mainly male), the case of Kostal UK who has been ordered to pay penalties exceeding £400,000 for breaching Trade Union law by making offers directly to the employees to bypass collective bargaining and the recent case of Guvera who acquired Blinkbox Music (BM) TUPE – identifying when and if a ‘transfer’ has happened.

Our written bulletin can be accessed here and you can click the image below for our vlog.

 

February Bulletin

Our bulletin this month looks at the Small Business Commissioner now open for business and its focus on disincentivising poor payment practices, updates on recent Data Security case law including one case that gives a stark warning to employers using covert video surveillance and a recent case against Morrisons Supermarket.  We highlight key points from new guidelines on obtaining and demonstrating valid consent under the General Data Protection Regulation, important amendments to the Employment Rights Act allowing employers to have frank conversations with employees without the risk of these being used in a subsequent court or tribunal and updates on employee dismissals due to a reorganisation and the new e-learning package launched by The Competition and Markets Authority to identify bid-rigging.

Our written bulletin can be accessed here and you can click the image below for our vlog.

 

January Bulletin

Our bulletin this month looks at the impact of the EU Directive on the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information, new corporate governance measures to be implemented this year, the GDPR coming into force on 25 May 2018, the European Commission's plan to replace the existing Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), the requirement to publish gender pay differences by 4 April 2018, proposals to extend shared parental leave and paid leave to include working grandparents, the outcomes of the two leading worker status cases expected later this year and a new European law to ban geo-blocking. Our written bulletin can be accessed here and you can click the image below for our vlog.