Editor's Note

Posted on 24 July 2019

Editor's Note

Welcome to the latest edition of Employment Matters, designed to give you an overview of the key developments in employment law.

In this issue we explore what the future may hold for HR processes, with the likes of AI, algorithms and automation becoming increasingly popular with assisting employers and their decision-making processes. Our Incentives team also looks at how emerging technologies such as blockchain might be applied to improve the speed, efficiency and effectiveness of employee incentive and remuneration plans.

We provide an update on two government consultations: a recently launched consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace, and the response to the consultation on NDAs to tackle misuse of confidentiality clauses. And, following the Supreme Court's decision in the case of TiIlman v Egon Zehnder, we consider the enforceability of post-termination restrictive covenants and the implications for employers.

For those affected by the new Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR), we have also provided a link to our webpage, where you will find useful tips and guidance ahead of the extended regime going live on 9 December 2019.

If you wish to discuss any of the matters raised in this newsletter or have ideas for future issues, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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