As we continue our countdown to 25 May 2018, when the GDPR will come into force, we consider the appointment of a Data Protection Officer (DPO), whether your organisation needs one and how to document your findings.
This week we consider personal data breaches and the procedural steps your organisation can take now to deal with the new reporting requirements under the GDPR.
The EAT’s (Employment Appeal Tribunal) decision on part-time workers entitlement to holiday pay is the most recent decision on the tricky topic of holiday pay. This decision is particularly relevant to schools, teachers and other sectors utilising zero hour contracts and/or employing part-time/term time workers.
We continue our countdown to 25 May 2018, when the GDPR will come into force, with the second instalment of this blog series.
In 1998 the Housing Grants, Construction, and Regeneration Act 1996 (the 1996 Act) was introduced and in 2011 the 1996 Act was amended by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009. The legislation had two primary aims: improve contractors’ rights to regular payment and encourage adjudication as an effective means of resolving construction disputes on an interim basis.
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On 25 May 2018 the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force across the EU. This means that the greatest shake up of data protection laws in Europe will be applicable in the United Kingdom in a mere twelve weeks’ time. Don’t despair – there is still time left to prepare for the impact that the GDPR will have on your business or organisation. In this first of our “final countdown” twelve blog posts leading up to 25 May, we will provide some guidance on what practical steps you can take to ensure your business is GDPR compliant.
Steel and another v NRAM Limited (formerly NRAM Plc) (Scotland)  UKSC 13
The Supreme Court has stated that a solicitor who made a careless misrepresentation is not liable in damages to a company in circumstances where the correct facts within the knowledge of the company.
Recently, the infamous red-soled Louboutin shoes received a set-back from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in their on-going battle to protect the style. This case highlights the long-standing struggle to have colours trademarked in the EU – the difference between the US and EU attitudes to the protection of colours has long caused issues for international brand owners. Continue Reading
Ahead of this year’s Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) which takes place in Scotland for the first time in 10 years, Duncan Osler offers a perspective on what makes SEWF events special and why SEWF 2018 is an event not to be missed. MacRoberts is a long-time supporter of social enterprise and we are delighted to be a key sponsor of this year’s event. Continue Reading