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Drivers File Right of Access Claim Against Uber Over Failure To Disclose Driving Data

GDPR right of access applies in the work context too. Four Uber drivers from London, Nottingham and Glasgow claim Uber has breached their rights by failing to disclose personal data the firm holds on them in breach of the right of access under Art 15. GDPR. The information includes: Duration of time logged on to the platform (to calculate monies owed to the drivers in holiday pay and minimum wage back pay) GPS data (to calculate total operating costs including revenue and non revenue earning time and distance) Performance data including suspensions from the platform (to understand how performance was monitored and managed over time) Profiling information and details on how such data is processed, for example in automated dispatch decision making (to understand how drivers were profiled by the firm and the impact this may have had on the work offered over time) Trip ratings (to enable an appeal unfair ratings as a low rating causes dismissal). The claim was made following a….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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My Mueller Madness Bracket

In three of the four brackets, I have #7 upsetting #2. That seems odd. Three #1 seeds making Final Four seems sadly predictable. Avenatti-Baldwin was surprisingly close. Painter-Tribe went to four… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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7 Things to Include in a Grievance Policy

An internal grievance procedure can be an effective tool for preventing wrongful termination lawsuits. Most employers have some form of grievance procedure in place, but few are used by employees, and when used, they’re often ineffective. Try including some or all of the following elements for an internal grievance policy that will actually work. The right to complain about any employment issue. A key to keeping employee grievances out of court is to not limit the types of complaints employees can bring within the company. Employer grievance policies should provide coverage for all types of workplace disputes, including disciplinary actions, performance evaluations, pay raises, promotions, and terminations. The right to bypass the offending supervisor in making a complaint. Ordinarily, parties should be encouraged to work out any problems among themselves without involving other managers or employees. Most complaints should therefore initially be registered with….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurism, and Yoga

Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurism have always fascinated me. Hence, I was thrilled to see that in a recent TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation ranking that “tracks research articles in premier entrepreneurship journals for the past five years,” my colleagues….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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CFTC Enforcement Announcement: Commodity Exchange Act Violations Involving FCPA

Posted by Geoffrey F. Aronow, Michael S. Sackheim, Sharon A. Rose, Sidley Austin LLP, on Sunday, March 24, 2019 Editor's Note: Geoffrey F. Aronow is partner, Michael S. Sackheim is senior counsel, and Sharon A. Rose is counsel at Sidley Austin LLP. This post is based on their Sidley memorandum. On March 6, 2019, at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) National Institute on White Collar Crime, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Division of Enforcement Director James McDonald announced a new Enforcement Advisory regarding guidance on self-reporting violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) carried out through foreign corrupt practices. [1] At the same time, he indicated that the CFTC is working with other enforcement agencies to consider when actions that might violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) may also violate the CEA. This suggests that the CFTC continues to explore new areas in which to apply its expanded authority….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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