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Contracts of employment – how to get it right

Employment contracts continue to make headlines due to debates around zero hours contracts, the ‘gig’ economy and the national minimum wage. Our employment solicitor Clare Thomas explains the common mistakes employers make when it comes to employment contracts. Key issues with employment contracts: There is no written contract! Poorly written/drafted Contractual or non-contractual provisions Contracts are altered incorrectly Post termination restrictions are excessive or vague There is no written statement An employer must provide a written statement within two months of an employee starting work which, by law, must contain certain information relating to the employment. Where the employer fails to...

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How to report a data breach at your business

Following recent reports of one of the biggest data breaches to date involving a UK company, Dixons Carphone, which is now thought to affect 10 million records, our disputes and employment specialist Tim Wolley looks at what is classed as a breach and what you should do if your business discovers a breach. What is classed as personal data?  Any information relating to a person or data subject, that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the person is affected. In addition to the usual suspects (name, picture, email address, contact number), GDPR also includes an individual’s computer IP address and...

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