Newsletter Issue 113

The following Topics are covered in this Newsletter: Employment: Material factor needs to explain but not justify pay disparity (Court of Appeal); Reasonable adjustment includes undertaking by Employer. Data Protection: ICO Issues updated statement on Schrems II judgement; Governance: New Points-based immigration system rules for International Students; Department of Education: Updated guidance for HEIs in England ahead of new term; Charity: HMRC updates policy on digital advertising services to charities. FAQ: When is Covid related SSP payable.
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Newsletter issue 112

The topics covered in this issue include: Procurement: ECJ: Preclusion of non-profit-making bodies from participating in public procurement procedure even though entitled to offer same services under national law deemed unlawful PPN 04/20: Recovery and transition from Covid-19 Cabinet Office publishes PPN 05/20 giving guidance on the updated Outsourcing Playbook Data Protection: COVID-19: ICO issues further guidance on data protection during recovery period Equality: OfS: Briefing note on assisting disabled students Employment: Employment tribunal erred in law by focusing on employer’s decision-making process when considering if discrimination arising from disability was objectively justified (EAT) FAQ: Employment What work can an employee do during furlough?      

Newsletter issue 111

The topics covered in this issue include: Employment: Self-isolation after contact tracing deemed incapacity for SSP; Breach of confidentiality clause did not entitle employer to cease settlement payments; ACAS publishes guidance on conducting disciplinary and grievance procedures during pandemic Data Protection: ICO: guidance for employers on Covid-19 workplace testing Equality: Equality and Human Rights Commission publishes COVID-19 guidance for employers Governance: OfS issues briefing note on supporting international students FAQ: Data Protection Is just being asked to confirm information is correct considered to be processing of personal data?

Newsletter issue 110

The topics covered in this issue include: Employment: Supreme Court: Employer not vicariously liable for data breach by employee; Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme opens; New Regulations come into force providing for SSP for those in isolation Data Protection: ICO publishes guidance on data protection compliance and Covid-19 Procurement: Cabinet Office: Guidance for contracting authorities on supplier payments during Covid-19 outbreak Governance: Office for Students: briefing note on student accommodation and Covid-19 FAQ: Property How useful are Force Majeure clauses in a student accommodation contract in situations like Covid-19?      

Newsletter Issue 109

The topics covered in this issue are as follows: Employment: EHRC publishes guidance on harassment and victimisation in workplace Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 ACAS guidance for employers on the use of non-disclosure agreements Data protection: ICO issues statement on data protection and Brexit implementation Amendment of Guidance on Timescales for compliance with DSARs Procurement: Revised Procurement Thresholds from 1 January 2020 Equality: Employment Tribunal: ethical veganism protected belief under Equality Act 2010 FAQ: Property When does the Tenant Fees Act 2019 fully come into force?  

Newsletter Issue 108

The topics covered in this issue are as follows: Data protection: ICO accountability consultation Charity: Charity Commission issues updated safeguarding guidance Charity Commission and anti-cybercrime agency publish report and guidance Employment: EHRC guidance on confidentiality agreements in discrimination cases  Governance: EHRC report on racial harassment FAQ: Employment Are employers liable for third-party harassment?