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Questions we have been asked this month

21 Nov 2017

Q. In 2015 member of staff in discussing workload with another more junior member of staff has purportedly authorised an increase in hours for the junior staff member equating to 7 hours per week. The junior staff member had not realised until now and has since raised a grievance regarding the…

GDPR: Are you Ready?

16 Nov 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in the UK from 25 May 2018 and will apply to all ' controllers ' and ' processors ' of ' personal data' . The education sector holds vast amounts of personal data relating to its employees, students and pupils…

Are you prepared for the GDPR?

03 Oct 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in the UK from 25 May 2018 and will apply to all ' controllers ' and ' processors ' of ' personal data' . The education sector holds vast amounts of personal data relating to its employees, students and pupils…

Questions we have been asked this month

03 Oct 2017

Q. Will an NQT teacher accrue continuous service for the purposes of unfair dismissal? A. The answer to this question will depend on where the service was accrued and the governance structure of the school. If the NQT trained at the same school into which they have qualified, then it is likely…

Dealing with Third Parties - Don't get Caught Out

03 Oct 2017

Contracting with third parties can be a minefield if you are unsure where to look. You may find yourself being subject to the onerously one-sided terms of a supplier even before you are aware that a contract has been formed. When contracting with third parties, it is important to agree contract…

Are you prepared for the GDPR?

27 Sep 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in the UK from 25 May 2018 and will apply to all ' controllers ' and ' processors ' of ' personal data' . The education sector holds vast amounts of personal data relating to its employees, students and pupils…

Questions we've been asked this month

20 Jul 2017

Q. We have a member of support staff whom has accepted employment elsewhere but has not formally tendered her resignation as of yet. How does this impact on my ability to recruit a replacement? A. Practically speaking it would be advisable to keep an eye on the situation and ask the member of…

How safe are safeguarding dismissals?

20 Jul 2017

In most cases a safeguarding issue necessitating measures to protect a child will be the paramount consideration for most Education providers. However, as an employer you have to balance that consideration with fairness to your employee or risk facing an Employment Tribunal claim. It can be a fine…

The Apprenticeship Levy and Education

20 Jul 2017

The apprenticeship levy ('the levy') is now in force. The levy will affect employers with a salary bill over £3 million per year. The employer is required to pay 0.5% of their total salary bill (in most cases this will be basic pay including any additional allowances) less a £15,000…

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