27 Jun 2019

A round-up of developments in UK employment law which HR teams need to know about.

As a law firm supporting organisations which drive the innovation economy, we continue to engage with our clients and wider valued network on what the future of work means for business.

In this edition of our employment update, we take an in-depth look at how workplace design and technology-enabled remote working might transform an organisation’s future workforce strategy. It is part of our Future of Work series, which is also exploring the themes of technology, skills and incentives, organisational structure and models of engagement, culture and diversity.  If you are looking for an overview of some of our thoughts on all of these topics, please check out the recent Future of Work webinar we have recently produced, in conjunction with Lexology.

Alongside this, our Zebra Project continues to generate interesting conversations around strategic HR and wider business issues, with our most recent event focusing on diversity and inclusion.

On a similar theme, the next event in our People Summit Series will take place in Cambridge on 17 September, with a focus on “Recruiting for the Future”. We are bringing together strategic decision-makers, experienced HR practitioners and senior executives responsible for managing, retaining and attracting talented people.  Please do come along and join us.

Elsewhere, it has now been over a year since the General Data Protection Regulation came into force. Two of our articles this month focus on this issue and follow on from our events in London and Cambridge, where Rachel Ashwood, Razia Begum and James Murray provided commercial guidance on how the GDPR is operating in practice (including the tricky problem of managing data subject access requests). We have a team of lawyers specialising in GDPR matters in the HR and employment law context, so please get in touch if we can help.

Finally, I have some exciting news from the Taylor Vinters employment team.  I am delighted to say that Kim Wedral-Rooke has recently been promoted to Partner. This is a really fantastic achievement and well-deserved recognition of her talent and expertise in providing commercial advice on complex employment issues  I am also very pleased to welcome Emily Edgley, who has recently joined us as an Associate and brings some excellent experience from her previous role in a leading professional services firm.

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