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Canada: Changes to daily operations under amended Occupational Health and Safety Act

On June 1, 2018, amendments to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act came into force, significantly expanding the nature of the health and safety obligations owed by employers and businesses in Alberta. This article focuses on one of the areas in which changes have been made: the changes to day-to-day operations of an employer to […]

GDPR: A pension trustee’s ongoing obligations

After months of preparing for GDPR, unfortunately the work does not stop now that the regulation has been implemented. Elements of the GDPR will require ongoing review and action. See our checklist below to make sure you are up to speed with your ongoing trustee GDPR obligations…

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The Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press is now in full swing.  The outcome of the Inquiry is unlikely to be unveiled until well into thenew year, but a recent hearing provided insights into where the Inquiry is going. At a session before the Inquiry last month, industry bosses, including […]

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Slaughter and May’s German best friend Hengeler Mueller is set to roll out a more flexible part-time working scheme that will allow both male and female equity partners to reduce their working hours. The firm, which has three female equity partners out of a total of 86, has previously only allowed female partners to cut […]

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