Privacy at work

Information on data protection in the workplace, employee monitoring, surveillance and employee duties of confidentiality.

United Kingdom :: Retention of employee records

◉ Statutory obligations * General finance/accounting — three years; * Income tax and National insurance returns — three years (minimum); * Payroll and wage records — six years (minimum); * Employment contract/written particulars of employment — six years after termination; * Working time and rest periods records — two years (minimum) after relevant period; * Records of payments made in respect of hours worked — three years (minimum); * Sick pay statements, including related medical certificates — three years (minimum) after last entry made; * Maternity pay records — three years (minimum); * Retirement benefit records (pension schemes) — six years (minimum) after relevant event; * Records of juveniles – until age 21; * Asbestos exposure records – 4 years; * Occupational medical exams related to hazardous substances (lead exposure records) — 40 years (minimum) since last entry made; * Ionising radiation exposure records – 50 years, or until age 75 …

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United Kingdom :: Email and workplace monitoring

Employers who carry out any sort of workplace monitoring, which generally involves the processing of personal data, must comply with the Data Protection Act 2018, the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, the Investigatory Powers (Interceptions by Businesses etc for Monitoring and Record-keeping Purposes) Regulations 2018 and the Human Rights Act 1998 …

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United Kingdom :: Data protection

◉ EU Measures: The GDPR Even though the UK is no longer a member of the European Union it still follows, for the time being, many EU measures …

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