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UK ICO and Ofcom Publish Updated Joint Action Plan to tackle nuisance calls and messages in 2014

Posted in Data Privacy
Written By Luke Dixon, CIPP/E The UK Information Commissioner (ICO) and Ofcom have published an update on their Joint Action Plan for tackling nuisance calls and messages. They have identified a number of priority areas for 2014, including: (i) ongoing, targeted enforcement action; (ii) improving the tracing and technical assessment of nuisance calls; (iii) working… Continue Reading

Mandatory early conciliation of Tribunal claims – only two months to go

Posted in Employment law
Written by Rob Collier-Wright From 6 May 2014, prospective claimants will be required to enter into a mandatory four-step “early conciliation” procedure aimed at achieving settlement before they can commence proceedings against their employer in the Employment Tribunal (ET). However, employers should be aware of the provisions even sooner, as transitional provisions mean that the… Continue Reading

Government to Crack Down on Miserly Employers

Posted in Employment law
Written by Rob Collier-Wright The UK Government has announced plans this month to bring in new legislation increasing the maximum financial penalty for rogue employers who fail to pay their employees the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”). At present, employers who flout their NMW obligations must make good on arrears, as well as incurring a financial… Continue Reading