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The Week in HR — employers to pay to keep the doctor away? download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 30-Oct-2014

People have responded to the technological revolution by working longer hours and refusing to leave the office behind even when they can be prised from the desk.

BYOD in Australia — cool, cheap and (potentially) catastrophic download subscription

DLA Piper 27-Oct-2014

BYOD smartphones and tablets are the ‘Achilles heel’ of the IT security of most organisations and are the technology most often involved in cyber attacks.

Italian data protection authority investigates e-health and wellness/fitness apps download subscription

DLA Piper 21-Oct-2014

E-health and fitness/wellness applications are being investigated and potentially sanctioned by the Italian data protection authority.

BYOD: cool but dangerous — three HIPAA security rule challenges, seven key precautions download subscription

DLA Piper 21-Oct-2014

This article briefly surveys risks from the US healthcare perspective when companies choose to adopt a BYOD policy.

Beware of tax phishing scams download subscription

Dentons 15-Oct-2014

Fake emails purporting to emanate from the CRA are informing the recipient that he/she has received an Interac email money transfer (i.e. a surprise refund).

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UK Supreme Court’s decision in Servier v Apotex: enforcement of injunctive cross undertakings download subscription

IBB Solicitors 31-Oct-2014

The Supreme Court has dismissed Servier’s appeal from the decision of the Court of Appeal.

Supreme Court holds patent infringement not ‘turpitude’/‘illegality’ for the purposes of the defence of illegality download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 31-Oct-2014

The infringement of a patent does not constitute ‘turpitude’ for the purposes of the defence of illegality (Les Laboratoires Servier & another v Apotex Inc).

Guidance on interaction between UK and EPO proceedings and scope of cross-undertakings in damages required for injunctions download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 29-Oct-2014

In Actavis v Pharmacia, Arnold J issued two important judgments regarding the interaction between UK patent actions and opposition proceedings at the EPO.

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Media/Entertainment/Sport Briefings

Taking control of a harassment campaign download subscription

Schillings 31-Oct-2014

What can and should an organisation do if they are persistently being targeted by a particular opponent online or offline?

Pre-preparedness on the up; defamation claims and privacy injunctions decreasing download subscription

Schillings 30-Oct-2014

Defamation claims issued in 2013 decreased 24 per cent and statistics on privacy injunctions (not claims) for the first half of 2014 show an even greater decline.

Recruitment and rehabilitation download subscription

Gateley 28-Oct-2014

Would be right or wrong for a football club to re-employ one of its players who has now been released from prison?

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Hate crimes and drag queens in cyber space download subscription

Collyer Bristow 10-Oct-2014

In a new book published by Harvard University Press, Hate Crimes in Cyber Space, Prof Danielle Citron lays her prescription for tackling the ‘awful internet’.

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Taking control of a harassment campaign download subscription

Schillings 31-Oct-2014

What can and should an organisation do if they are persistently being targeted by a particular opponent online or offline?

Pre-preparedness on the up; defamation claims and privacy injunctions decreasing download subscription

Schillings 30-Oct-2014

Defamation claims issued in 2013 decreased 24 per cent and statistics on privacy injunctions (not claims) for the first half of 2014 show an even greater decline.

The great dilemma — apps vs data privacy download subscription

Schillings 23-Oct-2014

Individuals and businesses need to begin assessing the risk of their data being misused, not by the person they’re sending images to but by hackers who may attempt to steal their data.

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Litigation Briefings

Sixth Circuit sharpens Ford’s focus on payment of overpayment interest download subscription

Dentons 31-Oct-2014

While it appears that Ford’s petition for certiorari yielded some answers, Ford is still without the $470m in what it argues is overpayment interest.

Employers liable for foolish employees download subscription

Gateley 31-Oct-2014

The Court of Appeal has dealt a worrying blow to employers, effectively saying that you cannot rely on common sense in your workforce.

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Company/Commercial Briefings

Bereavement leave: should employers be doing more? download subscription

Shoosmiths 6-Jun-2014

Recently the Dying Matters Coalition has called for a national review of employment practice on bereavement leave.

Changes to flexible working requests download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 3-Jun-2014

While employers will not be under an obligation to accept all requests, they will be obliged to consider all requests reasonably within a three-month time frame.

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