Matthew Howse

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UK Data Privacy Laws in a Post-Brexit World

Following the United Kingdom’s nonbinding vote to leave the European Union (“Brexit”), what do businesses need to consider for data privacy compliance?...more

6/29/2016 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) UK UK Brexit UK Data Protection Act

The Judicial Redress Act of 2015 Becomes Law

Passage of the Act facilitates two data-sharing agreements between the European Union and United States that will improve transatlantic business, privacy, and security. On February 24, the Judicial Redress Act of 2015...more

3/2/2016 - Data Breach Data Protection DOJ EU EU Data Protection Laws International Data Transfers Judicial Redress Act Personal Data US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

European Commission Releases Details of New EU-US Privacy Shield

The new EU-US Privacy Shield seeks to address the European Court of Justice’s criticisms in Schrems after the decision invalidated the Safe Harbor program for EU-US data transfers. On February 29, the EU Commission...more

3/2/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection Authority Dispute Resolution EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission International Data Transfers Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US Department of State US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Labour and Employment Implications of ‘Brexit’

The potential that Britain will exit the European Union (“Brexit”) after an upcoming referendum on June 23 raises issues for employers. The EU is a major source of current UK employment law. The laws relating to...more

2/29/2016 - Corporate Counsel Employment Discrimination EU Holiday Pay International Labor Laws Member State Referendums UK UK Brexit Wage and Hour

Data Privacy Implications of 'Brexit'

As the June 23 referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union looms, the potential that Britain will exit the European Union (“Brexit”) raises data privacy issues....more

2/27/2016 - Data Privacy Data Protection Authority Data Security EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Member State Referendums UK UK Brexit

UK Government Publishes Draft Gender Pay Reporting Regulations

The proposed regulations will require businesses to calculate their gender pay gap starting April 2017 and publish the details by April 2018. On 12 February, the UK government published draft regulations that set out the...more

2/15/2016 - Consultation Periods Equal Pay Report Equality Act Gender Equity Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Proposed Regulation Reporting Requirements UK

Judicial Redress Act Would Extend Privacy Act Remedies to Citizens of Designated Foreign Nations

The pending legislation would authorize the US Department of Justice to designate foreign countries to allow the citizens of such countries to bring civil actions against certain US agencies to access, amend, or redress...more

2/8/2016 - DOJ EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Court of Justice (ECJ) International Data Transfers Judicial Redress Act Law Enforcement Personal Data Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

EU-US Privacy Shield to Replace Safe Harbor

A new personal data transfer agreement was announced on February 3, 2016 between EU and US authorities: the EU-US Privacy Shield will replace the invalidated Safe Harbor programme. Since the landmark decision of the...more

2/4/2016 - Data Protection Authority EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) FTC International Data Transfers Personal Data Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner Surveillance U.S. Commerce Department US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

New EU Data Protection and Cybersecurity Laws Finalised

The General Data Protection Regulation places new obligations on businesses to protect personal data with high financial penalties for noncompliance. The European Commission has confirmed that the new General Data...more

12/24/2015 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Data Transfers EU Popular

New UK Regime to Strengthen Senior Management Accountability

On 7 March 2016, two new regulatory regimes governing the accountability of senior managers will take effect—the Senior Managers and Certification Regime will cover the banking sector, and the Senior Insurance Managers Regime...more

11/17/2015 - Banking Sector Code of Conduct Individual Accountability Insurance Industry Senior Managers Senior Managers Insurers Regime (SMIR) UK

The Modern Slavery Act 2015

The UK’s Modern Slavery Act is an effort by the government to end all forms of labour exploitation. The UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 aims to prevent all forms of labour exploitation and increase transparency of labour...more

10/7/2015 - Audits Board of Directors Corporate Governance Due Diligence Ethics Exploitation Foreign Suppliers Human Rights Human Trafficking Modern Slavery Act Policies and Procedures Reporting Requirements Risk Assessment Risk Management Risk Mitigation Staffing Agencies Subcontractors Supply Chain Training Transparency UK

UK Financial Institutions Strengthen Accountability

UK regulators extend the new regulatory framework that governs individual accountability to banking and insurance. The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published their...more

7/29/2015 - Banks Fair and Effective Markets Review (FEMR) Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Financial Institutions Individual Accountability Insurance Industry PRA Solvency II UK

Collective Consultation Obligations: Restoring the “Establishment” Test

Court clarifies the threshold for triggering collective consultation obligations. On 30 April, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its decision on whether the UK Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) was right to...more

5/12/2015 - Collective Redundancy Consultations EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) Hiring & Firing UK UK Employment Appeal Tribunal

New Developments in UK Employment Law

The changes affect the areas of antenatal appointments, equal pay audits, national minimum wage, Reserve Forces membership, whistleblowing, and shared parental leave....more

10/2/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Equal Pay Maternity Leave Minimum Wage New Legislation Parental Leave UK Wage and Hour Whistleblowers

Shared Parental Leave: Steps for UK Employers

UK employers have four months to prepare for the Shared Parental Leave Regulations coming into force. The UK’s Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 (the Regulations) are due to take effect on 1 December 2014. Shared...more

9/3/2014 - Employee Rights Parental Leave UK

UK Children and Families Act Gains Royal Assent

UK employers need to be aware of several key dates for the act’s proposed changes. On 13 March, the Children and Families Act 2014 received Royal Assent. This act will bring a number of changes for employers and...more

3/18/2014 - Employee Rights Flexible Work Arrangements Parental Leave UK

UK Government Publishes Employment Tribunal Statistics

The statistics show a huge fall in the number of claims, which may be due to the introduction of tribunal fees....more

3/17/2014 - Age Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Race Discrimination Sex Discrimination Termination UK

Uplift in Statutory Rates Announced

The Welfare Benefits Up-rating Order 2014 (SI 2014/147) has now been published, detailing changes that come into force from 6 April 2014....more

2/4/2014 - Maternity Leave Paternity UK

Changes to UK’s TUPE Regulations

New TUPE Regulations come into force on 31 January, with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills issuing updated accompanying guidance. On 31 January 2014, the regulations that will amend the UK’s Transfer...more

1/28/2014 - Employee Rights TUPE UK

Cap on Bankers’ Bonuses: More Guidance Issued

European Banking Authority publishes regulatory technical standards for the identification of “material risk takers”, reducing the potential impact of the new rules on bonus caps....more

12/24/2013 - Banks Bonuses European Banking Authority

UK Supreme Court Confirms Scientology Is a Religion

With implications for employers, Court’s decision reinforces that non-mainstream religions also fall within the scope of the Equality Act. On December 11, in R (on the application of Hodkin and another) v Registrar...more

12/13/2013 - Churches Discrimination Equality Act EU Marriage Religion Religious Discrimination UK

UK Government Publishes Response to Consultation on TUPE

The response to the Consultation will result in key changes to automatic employee transfer legislation, although the changes do not go as far as originally planned. On 5 September, the UK government published its...more

9/9/2013 - Consultation Proposed Legislation TUPE UK

Important Changes to UK Employment Law Take Effect

New Employment Tribunal rules, new provisions on pre-termination negotiations, and changes regarding collective redundancy consultation apply from 29 July. On 29 July, key changes to UK employment law came into force....more

7/30/2013 - Employment Tribunals Hiring & Firing New Legislation Termination UK Unfair Dismissal

ECJ Issues Ruling in Alemo-Herron v Parkwood Leisure Ltd

Court holds that, where a transferee employer is not a party to collective negotiations, it should not be bound by the outcome of those negotiations. On 18 July, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) handed...more

7/22/2013 - Collective Bargaining Contract Interpretation European Court of Justice (ECJ) Transfers TUPE

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