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GDPR compliance task force - month by month steps...

01 May 2018
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect on 25 May 2018. GDPR replaces the EU Data Protection Directive. GDPR can apply to US-based businesses even if they do not have offices or employees in the EU. It can also reach activities conducted outside the EU.

FAQs - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

04 Aug 2020
On 20 March 2020 the government announced the launch of its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme), which is intended to pay employees who would otherwise be redundant or subject to a requirement to remain away from work without pay and are instead designated as "furloughed".
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Why and how to protect your digital assets

31 Jul 2020
Unless you take positive steps your digital assets could be lost if you die or become incapacitated. If you do nothing else, check that your Will deals with your digital assets and make sure your digital identity is protected so that it cannot be misused after your death.
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Does the cap fit? Limit on exit payments in the public sector inches closer

30 Jul 2020
The Government has been considering a cap of £95,000 on public sector exit payments since 2015. We have had no news on this for over a year since HM Treasury launched a consultation on draft Regulations in April 2019. However, the Treasury has published its response to that consultation and we are now much closer to a cap being implemented.

How can you effectively manage redundancies during COVID-19

30 Jul 2020
One of the key issues arising from COVID-19 is the drop off in business for many organisations. Some businesses will be able to offset this through a range of measures such as diversification, recruitment freezes, changing employees' working hours or reducing property costs as large pockets of workforces continue to work from home. However, many will be looking at reducing staff numbers, particularly as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) comes to an end.
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UK Supreme Court clarifies the rule of "reflective loss"

28 Jul 2020
The UK's Supreme Court ("UKSC") has handed down its judgment following the hearing of the appeal in the case of Sevilleja v Marex Financial Limited [2020] UKSC 31 ("Marex"). The appeal was against the decision of the Court of Appeal to find that the rule of reflective loss applied to 90% of Marex's claim, which was brought in its capacity as a creditor.
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Can former employees take your confidential information to their new job?

28 Jul 2020
When an individual moves to a new role, they take valuable skills and knowledge which they will use for the benefit of their new employer. Where this happens, particularly where an employee moves to a competitor, it can be difficult to draw a line between information that an employee can legitimately use in their new position as part of their own experience, and specific information which should not be disclosed even though the terms of their former employment contract have ceased to apply.

AIMs assets and threads

27 Jul 2020
Whilst the world continues to struggle with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are signs that the construction sector is beginning to operate once again, albeit within strictly regulated parameters. Obviously, from an economic perspective this is a good thing but also there are a number of issues which are pressing for the construction sector and which should be progressed as swiftly as reasonably possible even in these difficult times