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GDPR and Payroll

Managing payroll requires processing a lot of personal data on employees. The availability and accuracy of that information, as well as ensuring it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands, can have serious implications for your business.
A recent survey conducted by B2B payments provider Modulr and payroll publication Reward Strategy found that manual payments handling was the largest payroll overhead for 44% of companies. Nearly 40% of companies surveyed relied on Excel spreadsheets to receive, submit and process payroll data.
With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to come into force on 25 May, payroll managers need to think carefully about how they store, manage and send payroll information to third parties. Under GDPR, data will need to be held securely and protected against unauthorised access.

Calculating Part Time Workers holidays

Part time workers are entitled to a pro rated amount of holiday in accordance with the percentage of hours they work in comparison to a full time worker. This included bank holidays. As bank holidays often fall on Mondays and Fridays a part time worker may...

The Year to date in Employment Law

Year to date employment law developments Listed below are a number of changes to employment law that have taken place or are scheduled to be implemented in the coming months. January • Holiday pay – regulations came into force placing a two year limit on claims for unfair...

Apprenticeships on the increase

Employers are increasingly turning to apprenticeships as a way of helping them grow their workforce and they have increased at a record rate. There are three levels of apprenticeship to offer: Intermediate Advanced Higher If your business employes up to 1,000 staff and has not employed an apprentice in the...

Auto-enrolment – The Facts

Most employers are aware that auto-enrolment for pensions has arrived, but not all employers, particularly those that are not yet affected, are unsure about what it really means and what they have to do to comply. GA's blog over the next few weeks will supply an...