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AI, used correctly, can help solve some of our most pressing employment law issues

By Darran Brennan The World Economic Forum has defined Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an element of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and something which will change our world and workplaces. This is similar to the changes envisaged during the previous industrial revolutions (let’s not forget the fears of the Luddites) but what is different now […]

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In the second half of 2015 Vodafone began to review the workflow of its property legal team. The impetus behind the move was to get away from the in-house team’s immersion in every part of the property process, allied to a requirement across the business for greater efficiency, visibility of risk and digitisation. The Vodafone […]

Facebook: you have a £500,000 fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office

By Andrew Mills Facebook is set to be fined £500,000, the maximum amount possible, for two breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998). Due of the timing of the breaches, the ICO was unable to levy the fines introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which caps fines at the higher level of 20m […]

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National minimum wage and ‘sleep-in’ shifts

By Connie Cliff and Martin Chitty Treatment of “sleep­-in” shifts for national minimum wage (NMW) purposes is an area that can often cause confusion. Where a worker is required to work a number of sleep­in night shifts at the employer’s premises, and be available in case of an emergency, does the full night shift constitute ‘working’ […]

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Hansard sales drop blamed on overpricing

Sales of Hansard, the official record of parliamentary debate, are plummeting because it is overpriced, says a report published last week. Acts of Parliament and parliamentary papers also cost too much, says the report What Price Hansard? by The Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government. The report, by Lord Lester QC, Lindsay Mackie and Michael Renshall, […]

Clifford Chance seeks Moscow recruits

CLIFFORD Chance has launched a recruitment drive in a search for new people to boost numbers in its Moscow office. The office, which opened three years ago, includes partner William Knowles and 11 other lawyers plus researchers, paralegals and support staff. The firm has placed no limit on the number of new solicitors it is […]

Novell update

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Property firm sets up regeneration unit

Property firm Ross & Craig has set up a specialist land regeneration unit to advise developers and property owners on land contamination problems. The group will form part of the firm’s environment division, headed by Martin Polden, chair of the Environmental Law Foundation (Elf). Elf has just appointed its first director, Katherine Davis, who joins […]

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