During the Queen’s speech on 21 June 2017, a new UK Data Protection Bill was announced, which will be introduced to Parliament in September. We have been focusing on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – an EU Regulation coming into force on 25 May 2018 – so what does this new UK Bill mean?
Part 7: Do you need to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?
Welcome to the final part of our blog series on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what it means for employers and HR teams. This blog will concentrate on the new rules on the appointment of Data Protection Officers (DPO) under the GDPR and how these will affect employers and HR teams.
Whilst July saw the busiest number of flights in and out of UK airports ever recorded, this week the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has also had a focus on holidays by confirming that regular payments for voluntary overtime had to be taken into account in calculating an employee’s holiday pay.
Part 6: Subject Access Requests under the GDPR – a real issue for employers?
In part 6 of our series on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what it means for employers and HR teams, we concentrate on the new rules on Subject Access Requests (SARs) under the GDPR and how these will affect employers and HR teams.
Those who have read our recent blogs will be aware that the development of the ‘gig-economy’ in the UK has had a direct impact on employment law and the status of those working within it. These developments have been a focus of recent Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal decisions where the courts have been willing to look behind the terms of the contract to the actual working relationship established in practice with the decisions impacting on well-known brands such as Deliveroo, Uber and CitySprint.
New research by Royal London has highlighted that despite the recent rise in the number of couples choosing to cohabit rather than marry, many existing financial provisions, such as tax breaks and state pension rights, are only available to those who are legally married.
Part 5: Mandatory Data Breach Notification
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforceable as of May 2018 and will impact the day-to-day activities of HR teams and employers on a wide scale. In part 5 of our blog series, we concentrate on the new rules on Data Breach Notifications under the GDPR and how these will affect employers and HR teams.
The BBC yesterday (19th July 2017) published its Annual Report and Accounts, which made for some interesting reading; not least because of the gender pay gap it revealed. But with the gender pay gap reporting regulations now in force, the BBC might not be the only large employer facing scrutiny in relation to their gender pay gap.