Employment e-news

Union launches legal action over redundancies

Napthens - October 30th 2017
In the wake of the collapse of Monarch Airlines, the Union, Unite are launching legal action on behalf of over 1,800 members of staff who were consequently laid off. In August this year the administrators, KPMG, were called in to look at...
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Managing cancer in the workplace

Napthens - October 30th 2017
More than 112,000 people, of working age, are diagnosed with cancer each year. This is in addition to an estimated 700,000 employees currently caring for somebody with cancer in the UK. So what are their rights and how can you help?
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GDPR: Data Breaches

Napthens - October 27th 2017
Companies will readily be aware of the impending implementation date of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which is due to come into effect in May next year. As a result businesses are understandably concerned about the...
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GDPR: Data Subject Rights

Napthens - October 16th 2017
The GDPR brings a new level of protection to the rights of individuals which organisations will need to consider carefully. A “data subject” is any individual who can be identified or distinguished from another, from personal data held.  Rights of data subjects are intentionally strengthened in the new regulations from being able to restrict certain processing, to being able to receive personal data and transfer it to another controller (which will be known as “data portability”). In this article, we look at some of the key changes to specific rights and how these might influence the way businesses receive, store and transfer personal data.
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GDPR: How to audit the data you hold

Napthens - October 4th 2017
Your first step is to simply understand how the GDPR will affect you, and that means understanding a little bit more about the personal data that you hold. What is personal data? The underlying basis as to what constitutes personal data is...
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The first prosecution for failure to provide a workplace pension scheme

Napthens - September 28th 2017
Since 2012, there has been an obligation on a continuously increasing number of employers to automatically enrol eligible workers into a qualifying pension scheme in accordance with the (Pensions Act 2008). These obligations have been phased in according to the employer’s “staging date” and, by February 2018; all employers will be required to comply, irrespective of the number of their employees.
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