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Conducting Background Checks on My Childcare Provider

Before making the hire for a nanny or caregiver, keep in mind that, at a minimum, all childcare providers should have a valid form of identification and an enhanced DBS check. Some could also have a pediatric first aid certificate, early years qualification or training and public liability insurance. It is recommended that interviewers also […]


Job Hunters Targeted by Bogus Advert Scam

Victims in South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, have recently applied to job advertisements for Apex Pharmacy only to learn that the advertisements were a scam and they are now vulnerable to crimes, such as identity theft. While the pandemic has caused a struggle to find work, these criminals have exploited people who find themselves without work. […]


WOMEN ‘ALMOST TWICE AS LIKELY’ TO HAVE CRIMINAL RECORDS DISCLOSED WHEN APPLYING FOR WORK

Women are almost twice as likely as men to have their criminal records disclosed when applying for a job, and to suffer “sustained stigma” from employers, a new study has found. The report, by criminal justice charity Unlock, says that women are more likely to have their criminal record revealed in a DBS check when […]


UK DATA PROTECTION LAW AFTER BREXIT

Among the arrangements that went into effect at the end of the Brexit transition in December 2020 was a new arrangement related to the protection of personal data. An article discusses the law in relation to data protection following Brexit. It is of relevance to businesses, third sector, or public sector organizations that process personal […]


TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL DATA TO THE UK – EU COMMISSION ISSUES POSITIVE DRAFT DECISION ON UK ADEQUACY

Following the UK’s exit from the EU, the UK became the third country. The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement established a temporary framework to allow personal data to continue flowing freely between the EU and UK for business and law enforcement until June 30, 2021. What is the status of legislation that will allow the […]


HOME OFFICE ISSUES FURTHER GUIDANCE ON RIGHT-TO-WORK CHECKS FOR EEA NATIONALS DURING GRACE PERIOD

The Home Office has provided UK employers with further details about which actions they may take when checking the right to work of EEA nationals and their family members during the post-transition grace period from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021. The guidance is contained in an updated version of Right to work checks: […]


HOME OFFICE PUBLISHES NEW GUIDANCE ON RIGHT TO WORK CHECKS FOR EUROPEAN NATIONALS

Free movement under EU law ended on December 31, 2020 and there are now different immigration rules applicable to EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals (European nationals), depending on whether the European national first arrived in the UK before or after December 31, 2020. These changes also impact right to work checks. Employers should carry out […]


DRAFT EU ADEQUACY DECISION PAVES THE WAY FOR SMOOTH EU-UK DATA FLOWS POST-BREXIT

In March, the European Commission announced a preliminary determination that the UK provides adequate privacy protections, a critical step for personal data transfers between the EU and the UK after Brexit. The GDPR restricts the transfer of personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA), and the UK’s recent departure from the EU means that […]


BREXIT: THE STATE OF PLAY ON THE CONSEQUENCES FOR DATA PROTECTION

The United Kingdom has left the European Union. What are the consequences in terms of data protection? The Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union provides that the UK will continue to apply the European General Data Protection Regulation until June 30, 2021. Any communication of personal data to the […]


UK: DATA PRIVACY COMPARATIVE GUIDE

In the UK, the main pieces of legislation that govern data privacy are the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is responsible for enforcing data privacy legislation. ICO’s purpose is to uphold information rights in the public interest and promote openness by […]




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