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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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18 December 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion, Technology & media

The GDPR and consent

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In the second blog in our series on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we explore the issue of consent and the GDPR.

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21 November 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion, Technology & media

Dispelling the GDPR myths

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There is a lot of discussion around the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to come into force on 25 May 2018 and the implications for business, but there is still a large amount of uncertainty and speculation. We dispel some of these myths in our latest blog as we continue to work closely with businesses on their journey towards GDPR compliance.

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17 November 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Employment & HR, Opinion

New report calls for action on pregnancy and maternity discrimination

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In January 2017, in response to a report from the Women and Equalities Committee,the Government committed to “strengthen existing protections and…to review the position in relation to redundancy” for pregnant employees. Faced with increasing requests for help to their advice line, the charity Maternity Action have produced a report which calls on the Government to urgently act on its commitment. What are the implications of this report for employers?

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6 September 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Post-Brexit immigration: what changes are ahead? 

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Brexit

The recent leak of the Home Office paper titled “Border, Immigration and Citizenship System after the UK Leaves the EU” highlights the Government’s plans to overhaul the UK immigration system post Brexit. It is clear that change is ahead with a strong focus towards ending the unconditional free movement of people. While the exact plans remain unclear, if you currently employ EU nationals, it is worth considering what steps you can take now to ensure your staff’s working rights in the UK.

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24 August 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Employment Tribunal claim revived after Supreme Court had declared fees illegal

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Overtime and holiday pay

In July, the Supreme Court unanimously decided that Employment Tribunal fees prevented access to justice and were unlawful. Here I examine one of the first cases to have been affected by this decision.

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8 June 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

What should you include in your HR strategic review?

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Employment & HR

Kate Benefer, a senior associate in our Employment & HR team in Oxford discusses some of the issues involved in undertaking a strategic HR review and how it fits into wider business planning.

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21 April 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

The increased cost of Tier 2 sponsorship – could your business be impacted?

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With effect from 6 April 2017, a skills charge is payable by organisations which sponsor skilled workers under Tier 2 of the points-based system. For large employers, the charge is £1,000 per sponsored migrant, per year, payable at the time the certificate is assigned to the migrant.

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2 February 2017 0 Comments Posted in News

Oxfordshire employers say new levy will boost apprentice intake

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The Government’s new apprenticeship levy which comes into force in April, will encourage more Oxfordshire businesses to take on apprentices, according to a recent survey.

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28 October 2016 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Uber loses employee rights case – but what does this mean for UK employment law?

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This afternoon an employment tribunal gave its judgment on the high profile case against Uber, which has been awaited with bated breath by many companies who use freelance hires in the ‘gig economy’.

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