GDPR : Data Protection Revisited

WHAT IS IT AND WHEN IS IT COMING? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), agreed by the European Parliament and Council in April 2016, will replace the Data Protection Directive 95/46/ec in Spring 2018 as the law regulating how companies must protect EU citizens’ personal data.

Relief for Working Parents – Tax-free Childcare

The recently introduced Tax-free Childcare scheme, which replaces the current childcare “salary sacrifice” voucher scheme from next year, is a major boost to working parents although its overall benefits remain to be seen. There is no obligation on employers to get involved as the scheme will operate directly between parents and the Government.

Social Media Slurs Lead to Dismissal

The dangers of ill-advised posts on social media sites were at the centre of a recent employment tribunal hearing. What is more the Tribunal found that the dismissal of the long-serving employee with an exemplary record was fair.

Employment Tribunal Fees Scrapped

EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES SCRAPPED AFTER SUPREME COURT RULING   After two failed attempts in its dogged fight to obtain justice, the Trade Union UNISON was finally vindicated in its crusade against the fees, which were introduced four years ago. The ruling by a panel of seven justices, headed by the Court?s President, Lord Neuberger, came […]