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Rob Marsh

Rob maintains a broad focus to his practice and provides advice to a wide spectrum of clients in a range of different industries, on both contentious and non-contentious employment law issues. Rob has experience in the fields of Equal Pay, Investigations, Industrial Relations and Data Protection as well as providing general counsel advice. Rob joined Baker McKenzie in 2013, qualifying into the Employment & Compensation team in 2015, and has completed secondments to clients in the media and aviation sectors. Chambers UK 2022 described him as an ‘Associate to watch’. "He is proactive, responsive and gives sound advice." "Rob is efficient, he is effective and he is a pleasure to deal with."

Discussion of AI adoption in the workplace seems to have reached fever pitch in recent months – with good reason. In this article for IEL, we summarize the current legal framework and regulatory attitudes, and venture our insights into what employers can realistically do now to mitigate legal risk and put them in the best position with respect to future developments.

Following calls by the European Parliament for potentially far-reaching changes, the European Commission has now kicked off the EU legislative process to revise the European Works Council Directive. This alert provides an update on the Commission’s proposals, and we will issue further alerts as the legislative process continues.

The European Parliament has now formally adopted the Pay Transparency Directive having reached political agreement on its provisions with the Council of the EU at the end of 2022. Its provisions are likely to enter into force in most EU member states in 2026. The measures in the Directive are significant and touch on many aspects of the employment lifecycle.