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Subject Access Requests Update

Posted in: Immigration and Employment Updates on 13/01/2015 Today's quarterly review is a Subject Access Requests (SAR) Update.Section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 makes it a criminal offence to require an individual to exercise their subject access rights to gain access to information about their convictions and cautions and provide that information ...

Are You Calculating Holiday Pay Correctly?

Posted in: Immigration and Employment Updates on 30/09/2014 Overview Under the working time regulations, holiday pay is usually calculated in regard to an employees basic pay. Last year the Supreme Court in Williams and others v British Airways (2011) signalled the way for a significant re-think of the way statutory holiday pay should be calculated. It was ...

How Flexible are you?

Posted in: Immigration and Employment Updates on 08/07/2014 Prepare for Flexible Working in NI Changes in England and Wales extending the right to request flexible working are now in place after the Children and Families Act 2014 was given Royal Assent in Parliament in March. At present, in Northern Ireland the right to flexible working hours can only be av...

Bring Your Own Device - What Employers Need To know

Posted in: Immigration and Employment Updates on 20/02/2014 Commonly referred to as ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) many employers have recognised the benefits of allowing staff to use their own personal electronic devices such as laptops and smart phones for work purposes. Employers should, however, be aware of and consider the commercial and legal risks wh...

Zero Hours Contracts - Friend or Foe?

Posted in: 2013 on 24/09/2013 Vince Cable’s recent criticism of zero hours contracts “abuses” has added to the growing clamour for the reform of such contracts. It seems that zero hours contracts have been very much misunderstood. A zero hours contract is an agreement with an individual to provide work without the guarantee of ...

Equality for Agency Workers

Posted in: Immigration and Employment Updates on 29/03/2011 The Temporary (Agency) Workers Directive 2008/104EC must be implemented in the UK by 5 December 2011 and will have major implications for agencies, hirers and agency workers. However, it would appear that UK employers are not prepared for the impending legislation. Recruitment company Randstad in i...
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