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26 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Brexit, Dispute Resolution, Opinion

We need to talk about Brexit. And GDPR. Yes, again.

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EU Brexit GDPR

Believe us, we know. GDPR and Brexit are two of the most over-used terms from the past year and you are tired of hearing them. But bear with us: it’s where the two overlap that we’d like to focus on this time.

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19 December 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Health & Social Care, News

Immigration White Paper – a devastating impact on health and social care sector, says Royds Withy King

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The Government’s new immigration system published today fails to tackle the deepening staffing crisis in the health and social care sector, according to Royds Withy King solicitors. The Immigration White Paper severely limits the ability of health and care providers …

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14 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

The “Ryanair 6” and the damage social media can cause your brand

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ryanair

The danger of social media should not be underestimated. This was recently highlighted by “the Ryanair 6” over the course of the last 4 weeks whereby despite Ryanair finding that the 6 had staged a picture of them being subjected to appalling working conditions and dismissing the 6 for gross misconduct; the damage was already done.

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25 July 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, News

Government, regulators and employers failing on sexual harassment – comment from Royds Withy King

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Press release

The Women and Equalities Committee, chaired by Maria Miller MP, has published a report today that says Government, regulators and employers are all failing in their responsibilities to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace. The Committee concludes that sexual harassment …

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GDPR: last-minute tips

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25 May is nearly upon us. Tomorrow, the new regulation will come into force and affect organisations across all sectors, but the journey to compliance is not yet over for many businesses. If you are not ready, or are not sure, what are the key points that you should be thinking about now?

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Subject access requests

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In the sixth blog in our series on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Kate Benefer, partner in our Employment & HR team, look at subject access requests and how they can affect your business.

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27 March 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

When ‘fired’ means ‘fired’

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We often stress the importance of communication and making sure that employees understand where they stand to our clients.
However, when faced with the difficult decision to dismiss, communication between the parties can often be confused and make a difficult situation worse.

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23 March 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Too much immigration, or skills gap precipice?

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Immigration is a topic making media headlines on a regular basis. It is a key issue for the government to consider and something which affects both businesses and individuals.
Opinions are hugely divided regarding how immigration issues should be addressed, with the opposing Brexit campaigns being a recent and ongoing example of this.

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5 of the most common mistakes employers make with their employment contracts

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When things go wrong between an employer and an employee and the relationship breaks down, the deciding factor can often be; ‘what does the contract say?’

As experts in employment law we see many cases involving poor contracts and see examples where both employers and employees become a victim of a poorly considered contact.

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16 March 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

GDPR – handling a breach

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In the fifth blog in our series on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Kate Benefer, an employment partner at Royds Withy King, explores the issue of how to prepare for a potential breach of the GDPR and your obligations in the event of the loss or misuse of data under your control.

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22 February 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

The GDPR and security

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In the fourth blog in our series on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we explore the issue of security, data processing agreements and the GDPR.

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The GDPR and retention

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In the third blog in our series on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we explore the issue of data retention under the GDPR.

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