Employee data protection

Employee data protection

The UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) set out the basic legal rules on protecting data belonging to private individuals. These data protection […]

Understanding medical data retention

Medical data retention has to balance the need for care with respect for privacy. It also has to reflect real-world practicalities such as storage, both physical and digital. GDPR also […]

Can employers make vaccination against coronavirus mandatory?

Vaccinations against COVID-19 are not currently mandatory, apart from in certain sectors (eg care homes) However, the question remains as to whether employers will be able to make vaccination a […]

Understanding The Laws On Vending Machines

The laws and regulations on vending machines cover both the machine itself and the products it sells. If a vending machine operator has other people provide services for them, then […]

5 tips on how to conduct an employee evaluation

Employee evaluations can be a daunting process for both the manager and the employee but when done correctly, they can help maximise an employee’s potential to grow in the company. […]

Landmark ruling on working weekends. What does this mean for me?

On 22 June 2021, the Employment Appeal Tribunal granted a landmark ruling establishing that employers should take into account ‘childcare disparity’ (greater burden or childcare responsibility) that women usually have.  […]

Can an employer make workplace Covid testing mandatory?

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As the majority of UK businesses reopen for the UK Government’s Phase 3 out of lockdown strategy on 17 May, we look at how employers can make the workplace safer […]

How to make an IR35 status determination

Employers that engage consultants or contractors now need to determine whether the consultant or contractor falls inside or outside of IR35 by assessing the employment status of workers.  IR35 off-payroll […]

IR35 changes from 6 April explained

From 6 April new IR35 rules will come into force. If you are self-employed or an employer that hires contractors or consultants, it is important that you are aware of […]

5 key employment law changes you should be aware of

April tends to be a busy time for employers as it’s the month where key employment law changes are made. This blog will outline the main changes you should be […]

Is your physical security GDPR compliant?

Is Your Physical Security GDPR Compliant? Even though the UK has now officially left the EU, GDPR still applies. The rules were updated slightly when they were incorporated into UK […]

Summary of the Budget 2021

Budget 2021

The Chancellor announced the Budget on 3 March. The Government’s spending plans this year aim to continue to aid businesses and jobs through the Coronavirus pandemic and to support a […]