Issues with biometric data – GDPR

Under the GDPR, biometric data such as fingerprints falls within the new category of ‘special category of data’ and is what we used to call ‘sensitive personal data’ in old money. If you use a system to record that data, when employees clock-in and out for example, to...

GDPR – be careful who you listen to

I’m aware from the GDPR training that I’ve been doing that people are being subject to misrepresentation when it comes to marketing to other businesses (as opposed to consumers). You may be aware that there are a number of potential pathways through the legislation...

HR and the use of precedents

Hopefully you are currently reviewing all of your activities in your department, in relation to GDPR and 25th May 2018. You may well keep precedent letters, and things that you have created that are useful for you, or other members of you team, to save yourself from...

VIDEO: Pregnancy & termination

Our latest video is available to view on the Refreshing Law YouTube channel – please click here to be redirected and watch Anna discussing the scenario where an employer is deciding to make somebody redundant/end their probation and the issue of pregnancy...

On-call working and volunteers

It’s twenty years this year since the Working Time Regulations 1998 came into force, and yet certain aspects have not been settled law with issues around people being ‘on-call’ and what is ‘working time’ continuing to be reported. The latest case involves volunteer...

Make sure you don’t fall foul of the Criminal Finances Act

Anyone who works in HR in a company, including all HR consultants who operate through their own personal company, will need to understand this new legislation aimed at holding companies to account without having to prove criminal intent or knowledge of their senior...

VIDEO: New Tax Rules

Our latest video is available to view on the Refreshing Law YouTube channel – please click here to be redirected and watch Anna discussing the new tax rules that come info force in April 2018, and how it is likely to inflate settlement...