General Data Protection Regulation

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be coming into force across the EU on May 25 next. The Regulation makes significant and in some areas radical changes to current policies which have been based upon the existing EU Data Protection Directive. The new Regulation transfers ownership of an individual’s personal data from the data holder to the individual concerned, the data subject. In future all companies and organisations are legally bound to respect not only the data but also the rights of the individual over all of his or her personal data. These rights […]

Have You Checked Your Firm’s Sick Pay Policy Recently?

Employees will now have to be out of work sick for six days (previously three days) before they can claim illness benefit. Even though there is no legal obligation for employers to pay sick leave, existing sick pay policies should be checked carefully to see if the employer is eligible to carry the additional cost following this change. PDF