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    Working time may now include time spent at home on standby
    In the case of Ville de Nivelles v Matzak the CJEU ruled that time spent on-call/stand-by at home, during which an employer placed significant restricting conditions on the workers freedom to do non-work related activities, would cause the on-call/stand-by time to be treated as working time. This would be the case regardless of whether any work was actual performed during that time.
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    | Amanda Boyd
    Delayed dismissal resulted in claim of discrimination
    When it becomes evident that the employee’s work ethic is out of sync with the business, then a common response is to cut ties with the individual. However, as can be seen from the recently reported Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case of Really Easy Car Credit v Thompson [2018] timing and an adequate paper trail demonstrating a fair reason to dismiss, is still key, even when making a decision to dismiss a short serving employee.
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    | Rianda Markram
    Data Protection Bill
    The introduction of the Data Protection Bill will supplement the GDPR, implement the EU Law Enforcement Directive, as well as extend data protection laws to areas which are not covered by the GDPR.
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