Welcome to the February edition of Up to Date. Read on for a roundup of the latest news and developments in relation to employment and immigration.

The Government response to the Taylor Review: what's next?

In February 2018, the Government finally published its response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. In our third article in the series, we consider the Government's response and the steps that employers may wish to consider taking as a result.

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Constructive knowledge of disability: employer did not have knowledge of disability despite failure to follow up on occupational health advice

The Court of Appeal has held that an employer was not fixed with constructive knowledge of an employee's disability despite a failure to follow up on a weak occupational health report.  Overall, the employer had taken reasonable steps to reach its own decision on the employee's disability status.

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Taxation of termination payments: reforms into force on 6 April 2018

Are you ready for the upcoming reforms to the tax treatment of termination payments? Amongst other things, the rules on the taxation of payments in lieu of notice are to be tightened and clarified.

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Vicarious liability: employer liable for rogue employee's data leak

In the first group action brought under the Data Protection Act 1998, the High Court has held that a company can be vicariously liable for a rogue employee's data leak.

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Pensions: three key issues for employers with defined benefit pension schemes

In this briefing our pensions team take a look at three key pensions issues which need to be on the radar of employers who sponsor a defined benefit pension scheme.

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Employment, Incentives and Immigration Horizon Scanner

Our Horizon Scanner provides an at-a-glance summary of the key legislative and case law developments arising from 1 March 2018 and beyond.

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