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Less than half of businesses prepared for GDPR

According to new research carried out by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports, less than half of all UK businesses and charities are aware of the changes to UK data protection law under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will come into force on 25 May 2018.
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Less than half of businesses prepared for GDPR

Summary Dismissal – Calculating the Effective Date of Termination

In the recent case of Cosmeceuticals Ltd v. Parkin it was held that the effective date of termination (EDT) is not moved if notice is subsequently given following an earlier summary dismissal.
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Summary Dismissal – Calculating the Effective Date of Termination

Apprenticeship levy in numbers

Recently released statistics indicate that the apprenticeship levy introduced by the government in April 2017 needs a radical rethink.
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Apprenticeship levy in numbers

‘Manifestly inadequate’ Statutory Sick Pay in the UK

A report by the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has concluded that the level of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) in the UK is "manifestly inadequate". The report aimed to assess the UK's compliance with the European Social Charter, including Article 12, which provides that all workers have the right to social security. The report's overall conclusion was that the UK is not complying with the Charter.
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‘Manifestly inadequate’ Statutory Sick Pay in the UK

LGBT History Month

February marks LGBT History Month in the UK. Aiming to promote tolerance and equality and raise awareness of the prejudices suffered by those within the LGBT community, the campaign was initiated in February 2005 by Schools OUT, an organisation that works to promote LGBT equality in education. The movement has been met with increasing levels of support and LGBT History Month is now observed beyond the education sector, including in many workplaces.
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LGBT History Month

Non-renewal of fixed-term contracts – be careful!

The recent case of Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust v. Drzymala highlights how important it is to handle the non-renewal of a fixed-term contract properly.
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Non-renewal of fixed-term contracts – be careful!

Presidents Club Scandal

Amanda Jones comments on the Presidents Club Scandal in the HuffPost. Click here to read more.

Presidents Club Scandal

You’re invited to our interactive workshop – tackling GDPR in the employment context

The introduction of GDPR on 25 May 2018 represents the biggest shake-up of data protection and privacy law in decades. It will radically change how we view and deal with employee personal data. A key change is that employers will effectively no longer rely upon "consent" from employees to process their data, in what is set to be a major change, and will need to have tools in place to meet requests to be forgotten.
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You’re invited to our interactive workshop – tackling GDPR in the employment context

Fawcett Society Sex Discrimination Review – proposals relating to women in the workplace

On Tuesday the Fawcett Society issued its recommendations resulting from its Sex Discrimination Review. It remains to be seen whether the proposals are implemented. However, it did make some interesting recommendations in relation to women in the workplace.
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Fawcett Society Sex Discrimination Review – proposals relating to women in the workplace

Declining number of graduate recruitment roles

There have been rumours circulating in the news over the past 12 months about the declining number of graduate roles that will be available in the UK over the next few years. And it seems that those fears have not been unfounded. Research carried out by High Fliers, the student research specialist, has shown that the UK's biggest graduate recruiters - including Goldman Sachs, Unilever and BP – hired almost 1,000 less graduates in 2016 than they originally anticipated at the start of that year. Many are speculating that this is the result of ongoing and widespread uncertainty about how Brexit will affect businesses in the years ahead. The largest drop was seen in the accounting and professional services companies, banking and finance and investment banking. This trend was also reflected in the private sector, with statistics reporting that graduate recruitment for those business fell 10.3 per cent in 2017.
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Declining number of graduate recruitment roles