Justin Tarka

Justin Tarka

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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UK Employment Tribunal Decides That Uber Drivers Are Not Self-Employed Contractors

In a decision that may have implications for other companies in the “gig economy,” an employment tribunal in the United Kingdom has ruled that drivers who provide services to Uber, a ride-sharing service, are not...more

11/1/2016 - Corporate Counsel Employee Definition Employment Rights Act Gig Economy Uber UK

Exploring the Employment Law Implications of a ‘Brexit’

On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) will hold an “in or out” referendum to decide whether it should remain a member of the European Union (EU). If the UK chooses to leave the 28-member European Union, one certain...more

4/28/2016 - Corporate Counsel Employment Discrimination EU EU Data Protection Laws EU-US Privacy Shield General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) International Data Transfers Member State Personal Data Referendums Travel Restrictions TUPE UK UK Brexit

Data Privacy Law in the UK, Part III: Employment Background Checks and Monitoring

In parts one and two of this series summarizing data protection law in the United Kingdom, we looked at the data protection principles to which employers must adhere in relation to obtaining, holding, or disposing of personal...more

7/22/2014 - Criminal Background Checks Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws UK Data Protection Act

Data Privacy Law in the UK, Part II: Data Security and Restrictions on Data Transfers for U.S. Employers

The European Court of Justice’s decision in the Google case that it was required to remove links to “outdated” or “irrelevant” information about an individual has brought EU data privacy laws to the forefront of public...more

7/15/2014 - Data Protection International Data Transfers UK UK Data Protection Act

Data Privacy Law in the UK, Part I: An Introduction for U.S. Employers

The recent high-profile decision by the European Court of Justice involving Google has highlighted the existence of stringent data privacy laws in the European Union (EU). However, although the Google decision was...more

7/10/2014 - Corporate Counsel Cybersecurity Data Controller Data Protection Employer Liability Issues EU Data Protection Laws European Court of Justice (ECJ) Google Popular Right to Be Forgotten Right to Privacy Search Engines

Recent Changes to the U.K. Employment Tribunal System Bring New Penalties and Early Conciliation

There have been a number of significant changes in the United Kingdom’s employment tribunal system and employment dispute resolution rules over the last year. In this post, we outline two recent changes which, with the...more

6/11/2014 - Employer Liability Issues International Labor Laws UK

U.K. Law for the U.S. Employer, Part III: Withholding Obligations and Immigration

The final post in this three-part series on U.K. employment laws covers the withholding and immigration obligations facing U.K. employers....more

3/25/2014 - Compliance Immigrants UK Visas Withholding Requirements

U.K. Law for the U.S. Employer, Part II: Discrimination, Data Privacy, and Termination Rights

Part one of this three-part series covered the basic principles of employment laws in the United Kingdom and the minimum benefits and rights to which employees are entitled. Part two covers a number of employers’ obligations...more

3/20/2014 - Compliance Data Protection Discrimination Employee Rights International Labor Laws Termination UK

U.K. Law for the U.S. Employer, Part I: Basic Principles, Contracts, and Minimum Benefits and Rights

The United Kingdom’s and the United States’ employment laws differ in a number of ways. This three-part blog series summarizing U.K. employment laws will introduce U.S. employers to key concepts of the U.K. law that may be...more

3/20/2014 - Compliance Employee Benefits Employee Rights International Labor Laws UK

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