Employment and business law bulletin - September 2018

Court of Appeal reduce H&S fine from £900k to £135k
The courts have to consider several factors in determining the outcome in a Health and Safety prosecution. This includes taking into account the sentencing guidelines issued by the Sentencing Counsel, where relevant. This summary explains why this important. 
Read more…
 
Fine for sending 1.42 million emails without consent
Dealing with nuisance calls can be frustrating.
Read more…
 
Sport equipment manufacturer must allow retailers to sell its product online
As a manufacturer of goods do you impose strict rules around the sale of our product? If so, you need to be aware of the competition rules. Read our blog to find out why it can be costly if you get it wrong. 
Read more…
 
References and data protection
Privacy rules are becoming more prominent and relevant for small businesses. This is also evidenced by the introduction of the GDPR and the new data protection rules earlier this year. Read our blog to find out more. 
Read more…
 
The difficult question of employment status
Determining a person’s employment status can be tricky. In a recent case the Scottish Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) had to decide if an earlier employment tribunal (ET) decision was wrong in its approach when it determined the employment status of a salaried partner in a law firm.
Read more…
 
GDPR an update
GDPR: What has been happening with since 25 May? The answer seems to be, quite a lot! In a recent speech the ICO has provided a rather interesting summary. Find out more in our blog.  
Read more…