The forthcoming GDPR regime will require Directors to be able to show that they have knowledge of the steps taken within their company to comply with GDPR. To make life a little easier, we have prepared a memo to boards for this purpose and a set of minutes for the board meeting convened to discuss GDPR.
For those that don’t know, before employing a person you must check that they have the legal right to work in the UK. You do this by checking original copies of appropriate documents, taking copies of those documents and recording the date of the check. If the individual has a time limited right to work, you must repeat the check prior to the right to work expiring. Checks must be carried out for everyone, regardless of whether they are a foreign or English national.
A European Court ruling, binding on UK courts has ruled that stand by time, even if the worker is at home, is working time for the purposes of the Working Time Regulations, if the worker is not free to come and go as they please.