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[08.08.2019]

Pregnant women and new parents to get enhanced redundancy protections

The government has published its response to its January 2019 consultation on “pregnancy and maternity discrimination: extending redundancy protection for women and new parents” and has confirmed that it will now take action to address

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[07.08.2019]

Lowest paid to be eligible for sick pay

A new consultation launched jointly by the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health and Social Care, is seeking views on different ways in which both the Government and employers can take action to reduce ill health-related job

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[31.07.2019]

NIC Act 2019 receives Royal Assent

The National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill has received Royal Assent, to become the National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Act 2019.

The Act aligns the employer

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[25.07.2019]

The Pensions Regulator launches new re-enrolment tool

Every three years, employers must put certain eligible workers who have left their automatic enrolment workplace pension scheme back into it. This is called re-enrolment. Employers must also complete and submit a re-declaration of compliance to tell

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[22.07.2019]

What are zero-hour contracts?

The use of zero-hour contracts has become widespread in many sectors including the food service, retail, healthcare and leisure sectors. For employers, zero-hour contracts offer many advantages, for example, that the employer does not have to

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[22.07.2019]

Holiday entitlement

As the summer holiday season is upon us, we thought that it would be useful to remind employees of their annual holiday entitlement. Almost all full-time workers in the UK are legally entitled to 5.6 weeks' (or 28 days) paid holiday per year.

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[18.07.2019]

ICO issues notices of intention to fine BA and Marriott

Following an extensive investigation, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced that it has issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways (BA) £183.39 million for infringements of the General Data Protection

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[17.07.2019]

Rules for off-payroll working from April 2020

The rules for individuals providing services to the public sector via an intermediary such as a Personal Service Company (PSC) changed from April 2017. The new rules shifted the responsibility for deciding whether the intermediaries’

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[09.07.2019]

New guidance on cookies published

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published new guidance on the use of cookies and similar technologies, as well as an associated blog.

The guidance looks at cookies and similar technologies in detail and it is relevant to any

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[01.07.2019]

New cyber security guidance published

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published guidance to help small to medium sized organisations prepare their response to, and plan their recovery from, a cyber incident.

The “Small Business Guide: Response & Recovery”

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