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Acas has published new general guidance to assist employers and employees in understanding the impact that Brexit may have in their workplace and it gives advice regarding the steps they may want to take before the UK leaves the EU.  It advises... Read More

The government has published new guidance which confirms that, once the UK leaves the EU and whether this is with a deal or not, there will be no change to the way EU, EEA and Swiss citizens prove their right to work until 1 January 2021. Irish citiz... Read More

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates will increase from 1 April 2019. The NLW for workers aged 25 or over will increase to £8.21 per hour, the NMW standard rate for workers aged 21 to 24 will increase to £7.70 per hou... Read More

There are special rules that need to be taken into account if you employ an au pair in your home. This is because au pairs are not usually considered as workers or employees and are not entitled to the National Minimum Wage or paid holidays. An au p... Read More

The government has launched its first holiday pay advertising campaign aimed at encouraging workers to understand their rights and employers to understand their legal obligations in relation to holiday pay. It estimates that, in the UK, 1.8 million w... Read More

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2019 has been laid before Parliament and will come into force from 6 April 2019. The Order increases the limits applying to certain awards of employment tribunals and to other amounts payable under emp... Read More

The government has launched a consultation seeking views on new proposals to extend redundancy protection for pregnant women and new parents.As the law currently stands, employees who are placed at risk of redundancy when they are absent on maternity... Read More

Following the recent publication of its “Good Work Plan”, the government has now laid before Parliament three statutory instruments to implement certain aspects of that Plan. The Employment Rights (Employment Particulars and Paid Annual Leave) (Amend... Read More

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published updated security guidance on encryption and on passwords in online services under the GDPR.The GDPR requires data controllers to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to... Read More

The Chancellor used his Budget speech to confirm that increased National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates are due to come into effect on 1 April 2019.The NLW first came into effect on 1 April 2016, and is the minimum hourly rat... Read More

Unlock, a charity that assists people with criminal convictions, has published new guidance to help employers ensure that their policies and practices on collecting criminal records data during recruitment are compliant with the GDPR and the Data Pro... Read More

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has launched a self-assessment checklist to help small business owners and sole traders to assess their compliance with the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.The ICO’s interactive online checklist asks... Read More