Previously, we’ve outlined the changes in data protection laws due when the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 28 May 2018. Here, we’ve identified ten areas to examine. in order to comply, plus some FAQs.
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, or SBEE for short, was passed on the 26th of March 2015. The bill is aimed at small businesses and covers a lot of different areas including insolvency, disqualification, public procurement, finance and employment. It is intended to aid small business competition, improve access to finance and increase opportunity for growth as well as increasing liability for company directors.
A Preston charity is hoping a new law introduced in Jersey will make its way over to the mainland.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has handed down an important decision for UK employers, limiting the right of workers to carry forward holiday entitlement accrued during a period of long-term sickness absence.
More than 50% of UK organisations across private and public sectors are failing to comply with the EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications by not being clear enough with web visitors about cookies, new research from KPMG reveals. This figure has dropped from 80% in 2012, but still represents a fairly poor response to the legislation.
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill has now been published and presented to Parliament. From an employment law perspective, it includes measures to improve the employment tribunal system, as well as provisions on various non-employment matters.
Subject to Parliamentary approval, the Bill will improve the employment tribunal system by encouraging parties to come together to settle their dispute before an employment tribunal claim is lodged, through ACAS early conciliation and greater use of settlement agreements. It will also make the determination of less complex disputes quicker and cheaper for employers and employees alike, through a new ‘Rapid Resolution’ scheme. Taking away the fear of employment tribunals will, according to the Government, give business more confidence to take on new staff.