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Introduction Digital transformation has gained traction in recent years and affects employment relationships more than ever. The emergence of the so-called platform economy is certainly the epitome of this development. However, new technologies and methods of collaboration also need to comply with legal requirements. At the end of 2020, the Federal Labour Court (FLC) likely turned the platform business model upside down, when the judges decided that a crowdworker using a platform’s app on a…

Fostering employee trust is a critical component of any stakeholder governance framework focused on sustainable long-term business success. Increasing digitalization of workplace functions and emerging technologies require organizations fully to understand the risks and opportunities that this brings, particularly in relation to employee trust. We have recently published the sixth board paper in the Trust Continuum series: Leveraging Technology to Promote Employee Trust. This report examines the inherent value of employee trust to businesses, risks…

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and its profound impact across regions and industries, lockdowns are gradually being eased in some countries and organizations are turning their attention to re-opening their premises and bringing employees back to work. This re-opening process requires careful planning to ensure a balance is found between maintaining a safe workplace and putting people back to work. As data plays a crucial role in containing the spread…

The UK Supreme Court has today allowed two appeals which provide some welcome relief for UK employers in relation to the treatment of vicarious (secondary) liability under English law generally, but leave a sting in the tail when considering data breaches committed by employees: Morrisons v Various Claimants – a significant and long running employment and data protection case in which the lower courts had found Morrisons to be vicariously liable for a data breach…