Tag Archives: criminal records

Asia: Pre-employment screening

Pre-employment screening can be a useful tool in ensuring you are hiring the right person for the right role. Here we look at the issues that may arise with asking a candidate about their criminal record in various jurisdictions in … Continue reading

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Australia: Dismissal for criminal convictions – The importance of proper identification of inherent requirements and considering mitigating factors

A recent report by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) reinforces the risks in dismissing an employee on the basis of past criminal convictions. Employers should exercise caution in dismissing an employee on the basis of their criminal record. It … Continue reading

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Filed under Jurisdiction: Australia, Termination of employment, Workplace culture, diversity and discrimination (including bullying and harassment)

UK: Review of tribunal fees; prohibition on enforced subject access requests for criminal records; FCA/PRA whistleblowing proposals

The Business Secretary is reported to have launched a review of employment tribunal fees in light of inaction from the Ministry of Justice (see here). The findings are to be published 'in a few weeks'. Section 56 of the Data Protection … Continue reading

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UK: New resources

The Disclosure & Barring Service has produced a new Guide for Employers following changes to the criminal records regime, available here.

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UK: Employment law reform – timetable for tribunal reform, Queen’s speech, DBS certificates, consultation on equal pay audits

The Government has confirmed that revised employment tribunal rules and fees for employment tribunal claims will apply from 29 July 2013. The new rules are available here. We are preparing a briefing on the new rules which will be available … Continue reading

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UK: Employment law reforms – revised timetable

The Government has published revised timings for some of the employment law changes in the pipeline, available here.  It appears that restricting changes to the April/October schedule has been abandoned for the time being.

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Filed under Business sales/transfers, Employment status (including agency workers, casual workers, use of contractors and 'dispatch' arrangements), Employment-related claims- procedure and form, Jurisdiction: UK, Termination of employment, Whistleblowing, Workplace culture, diversity and discrimination (including bullying and harassment)

UK: New resources – March 2012

HMRC guidance on dual contracts, covering (i) when duties in the UK are merely incidental to duties outside the UK and (ii) the documents HMRC expects employees and employers to make available in response to an HMRC dual contract enquiry. Revised Criminal … Continue reading

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UK: New resources – April 2011

The Criminal Records Bureau website is closing at the end of April 2011; information for employers is now on the Business Link website.  A Working Families survey has reported that one in five employers who have updated their policies to … Continue reading

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Filed under Jurisdiction: UK, Resources