Legal Risks In Electronic Personnel Records

Legal Risks In Electronic Personnel Records

Most organisations now prefer to manage their staff records electronically. And this gives rise to all sorts of legal and business issues including data protection, information security, and for how long you need to keep individual records. Personnel records provide the basis for decision-making when managing your employees. This includes human resources forecasting and planning, recruitment and […]

Personal Devices and Data Protection – New Guidelines for the Workplace

Personal Devices and Data Protection – New Guidelines for the Workplace

Personal devices and data protection – New guidance aims to address ‘laissez faire’ attitude to allowing staff to use personal devices for work business The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published new guidance explaining some of the risks organisations must consider when allowing personal devices, such as laptops, smartphones and tablet computers, to be used to process […]

The Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice)(Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000

The Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice)(Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000

The Telecommuncations (Lawful Business Practice) (Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000 (known as the ‘Lawful Business Practice’ Regulations) provide the legal basis which allows organisations to monitor staff emails and other forms of digital communications, including their use of the Internet whilst at work.  Organisations may want to monitor communications for several reasons, including for training and […]

Electronic Personnel Records – Pensioners

Pensioners have statutory rights that must be observed. It is critical that the organisation keeps appropriate records. Where business functions (and the requisite staff) have been transferred to executive agencies, organisations or the local government, these organisations may have created their own pension funds or schemes. A pension scheme’s archives provide a unique record of […]

Electronic Personnel Records – Staff Redundancy

Staff redundancy or ‘retrenchment’ has become a significant factor with the economic downturn. New employment legislation is often passed to assist in this process. Good practice requires that schemes to encourage voluntary redundancy should be established and that compulsory redundancy should only be used as a last resort. Where compulsory redundancy is being considered, there […]