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Like English law, German law places certain limitations on the monitoring of employees. For example, video surveillance must take the privacy rights of the employee into account.
The Data Protection Act 1998 provides that personal data must not be processed unless at least one of the conditions in Schedule 2 of the Data Protection Act 1998 is met.
In this article, Taylor Wessing discusses the tools open to employers seeking to manage internal and external employee interaction.
Subject access reqests can be particularly useful where the information the employee requires is not available through traditional disclosure.
In the UK, employers often carry out pre-employment checks prior to making an offer of employment to an individual.
Recent press reports suggest that authorities, both at home and abroad, are ramping up their bribery investigations.
The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Paul Rowley and John Green in their action against RBS, holding that the pair had not been advised to enter into the swap in question.
FCA review of Client Assets Regime: radical proposals for the speedy return of cash and assets on insolvency
The FCA sets out some fairly radical proposals aimed at improvements in two areas: the amount and speed of return of client assets following insolvency; and reducing the ‘market impact’ of insolvency.
The Pensions Regulator issues a new draft code of practice on DC trust-based occupational pension schemes
The Pensions Regulator has laid before Parliament the final draft of a code of practice for trust-based DC pension schemes.
Proposed changes to the Employer Debt Regulations risk missing opportunity to facilitate corporate restructurings
The Employer Debt Regulations provide the detail about debts that become due from employers that exit from underfunded defined-benefit pension schemes.
Minimum solvency provisions for pension schemes dropped from forthcoming European legislation (IORP II)
In good news for employers, the European Commission has dropped proposals that could have resulted in a dramatic increase in contributions to defined benefit pension schemes.
Pension obligations on employers in relation to auto-enrolment are being introduced, on a phased basis, from October 2012.
‘Fixed protections' under UK registered pension scheme tax regime — new regulations to come into force to clarify how these operate
New regulations come into force in August that make provision in relation to the tax protections available for large pension entitlements...
The Department for Work & Pensions has issued a call for evidence in relation to quality standards in workplace DC pension schemes...
Changes to the Takeover Code mean that trustees of defined-benefit pension schemes will have more involvement where listed companies are being acquired
The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers has been amended to take account of the growing importance of defined-benefit pension schemes in a takeover situation.
It remains to be seen whether proposed changes to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) compensation regime will lead to increased PPF levies.
Since the Wheels case, the Court of Justice of the European Union has been considering further issues to do with VAT and pension schemes.
The Pensions Regulator has issued an amended ‘section 89 report’ on the extent to which it can look back to before when it was granted its moral hazard powers when deciding whether to use them in any case.
A new discussion paper published on 15 July by DBIS contains some radical proposals relating to the duties and liabilities of company directors.
The Indian Supreme Court has recently held that a narrow scope should be applied to the ground of public policy in the context of challenges to foreign arbitration awards.