Data subject access requests
Data subject access requests have traditionally been one of the most challenging and time consuming aspects of data protection legislation, and the updated regime under the GDPR maintains this reputation.
Considerations for engaging with independent contractors
Independent contractors are not considered to be employees and are typically highly skilled, providing their clients with specialist skills or additional capacity on an as needed basis. A self-employed individual provides the employer with his or her services, but remains independent.
Zero-hours contracts (ZHC(s)) have been a hot topic in employment law in recent years with much debate as to whether they offer businesses and workers mutual flexibility to work when required or are a form of exploitation with very little workplace protection.
An employer's guide to garden leave
Putting an employee on garden leave following an employee's resignation can often be seen as a win-win situation for both the employer and the employee.
Avoiding discrimination in your recruitment process
As employers will be aware, the duty not to discriminate in an employment relationship starts long before any signatures appear on the dotted line. In fact, the duty begins from the moment an employer advertises a vacancy.
Using the 9-box grid in talent and succession planning
The 9 box grid has dominated succession and talent management planning for the past 50 years, and whilst it remains a widely used tool, few people are completely comfortable with it, and alternatives are lacking.
Can you break the dress code?
Here we consider dress codes, and highlight that discrimination is not the only issue that an employer should consider when it decides to tell employees what to wear.
Walls have ears: covert recording and admissible evidence
It is getting more and more common for employees to secretly record telephone conversations, management meetings and disciplinary hearings.
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