Queen’s Speech unveils employment law changes

Today the Queen unveiled the Government’s legislative programme for the new two-year Parliament. This included a number of employment law reforms, aside from the impact of Brexit: There will be a new national policy on immigration. However, there is currently very little detail about what the new policy will be. The Conservative party manifesto included …

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How to prepare for GDPR: Implementing a compliance programme

In the latest in our series of briefings on preparing for GDPR, we focus on the steps necessary to implement a GDPR compliance programme. With only one year to go until GDPR comes into force on 25 May 2018, it is vital that organisations take action now to ensure that they are ready to comply …

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Practical impacts of GDPR on the employment relationship

In the next of our series of briefings on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we focus on some more of the practical impacts of GDPR on the employment relationship and what businesses can do to manage these and prepare for implementation by May 2018. Data subject access requests Under the GDPR, employees will have …

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Preparing for the GDPR: New employee data subject rights could disrupt core HR procedures

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), due to come into force throughout the EU including the UK on 25 May 2018, will force through a culture change in terms of attitudes to data privacy, according to the Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham. Speaking at the Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference 2017, Denham warned that organisations risking damaging …

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Brexit: Impact on European nationals in your workforce

The rights of European nationals[1] currently living and working in the UK has been one of the most high profile aspects of the Brexit process, and it remains a hot topic. The consistent message from UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has been that securing the status of, and giving certainty to, European nationals already in …

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The clock is now ticking for employers to publish their gender pay gaps

Today marks the beginning of the one year gender pay gap reporting countdown for every employer with  250 or more employees. Within the next 12 months, each of these employers will have to wrestle with the Government’s new complex regulations, get to grips with the various calculations, and finally publish details of their gender pay …

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Gender pay gap reporting: The issues with bonuses

One week from today, 5 April 2017, marks the ‘snapshot’ date on which employers who are in scope need to collect the raw data on which to calculate their mean and median gender pay and bonus gaps under the Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. We continue our countdown with a brief look …

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Gender pay gap reporting: what counts as ‘pay’?

Two weeks from today, 5 April 2017, marks the ‘snapshot’ date for which employers who are in scope need to collect the raw data on which to calculate their mean and median gender pay and bonus gaps. Employers will be required to publish information on their gender pay gap by 4 April 2018. The requirement …

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Scope for ban on Islamic headscarves in the workplace remains limited

The European Court of Justice has decided that an internal rule which prohibits the visible wearing of any religious sign does not constitute direct discrimination based on religion or belief. Although such a rule might constitute indirect discrimination, it may be objectively justified. Facts Ms Achbita (A) was employed, in Belgium, as a receptionist by …

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New apprenticeship levy applies from April 2017

This week (6 to 10 March 2017) marks the 10th National Apprenticeship Week. This is quite timely, as it precedes the introduction of the apprenticeship levy next month. The apprenticeship levy applies from 6 April 2017, and effectively shifts the cost of funding apprenticeships from the government to large employers.  The levy will be collected …

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