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Employment Law

10 Dec
COVID-19 AND THE TEMPORARY LAY OFF OF EMPLOYEES

The outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus has presented new challenges for employers. Many businesses are already feeling the crunch due to supply chain issues, decreased demand for their goods or services or other issues relating to Covid-19. Although...

10 Dec
#CANCELLED? SOCIAL MEDIA AND EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE

Recent months have seen an upswing in both social unrest and social media use. In countries like the United States it has become commonplace to see offensive social media posts or behaviour ‘go viral’ with an outpouring of...

31 Oct
DATA IS RISKY BUSINESS: BEWARE OF ROUGE EMPLOYEES

In the recent UK case of WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2018] EWCA Civ 2339 an employer was found legally liable after the personal and confidential data of thousands of its employees leaked online. What made...

08 Jun
Working from Home after Covid-19 – What Employers Need to Know

This Article first appeared in the Sunday 7th June, 2020 edition of the Trinidad Business Guardian. The Covid-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions on the operation of non-essential businesses pushed many employers into implementing temporary working from home arrangements in...

24 Mar
COVID-19: FAQs for Employers
The outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus has presented new challenges for employers. We have collated below responses to some Frequently Asked Questions that you might have.