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The gender pay gap regulations came into force on 6 April 2017. The regulations require employers (of at least 250 employees) to publish information relating to the employees’ pay to show whether there are differences in the pay of male and…
Many company directors may not be aware that they have potential personal liability for health and safety breaches. Health and Safety at Work Act Section 37 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 provides that where a body corporate commits…
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The GDPR requires both data controllers and processors, who meet certain criteria, to designate a Data Protection Officer (DPO). The role is an extension of the accountability regime being brought about by the new regulation. A DPO’s duties include aligning…