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GDPR is coming

It can’t have escaped your notice that the EU wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law in the UK on 25 May 2018.  This has an impact on all businesses in the UK that process personal data. Personal data is any information that enables an individual to be identified. Any business with employees processes personal data and therefore needs to be aware of the changes in the law and how this impacts upon how they use, store and retain data. Businesses also need to consider their wider activities in terms of when and how they handle the personal...

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To emoji or not to emoji, that is the question

Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to ban emojis in the workplace and by opposing end them. OK, so that’s as far as our knowledge of Hamlet extends, and for those of you die hard Shakespeare fans, we appreciate that the above may be in bad taste, apologies. Back to the matter in hand. Should we use emojis or emoticons in business communications? We scoured the internet to see what everyone in the ether thinks and found out the following: It may make your colleagues think you are less...

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Effective Date of Dismissal

Employer: ‘I’ve told my employee they can’t come back to work, what do I do now?’ Employment law adviser:  *Sigh* The first piece of advice to our reader is…don’t do this! Always take advice before you say anything to an employee that even vaguely suggests they can’t continue working for your business. In the case of Cosmeceuticals Ltd v Parkin the Employment Appeal Tribunal determined that the statutory definition of the Effective Date of Dismissal is the date that a summary dismissal is communicated to the employee, even where notice ought to have applied and wasn’t given. And in...

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Diesel: to be or not to be?

Dan Tattersall, resident car geek and Head of MSL Vehicle Solutions comments on the hot topic of the moment, diesel… Likely policy changes on diesel-engine vehicles are creating a stir in the market and will mean replacing these vehicles with petrol, hybrid and ultra-low emission vehicles. “The move away from diesel is inevitable, but taxi drivers and driving instructors have always used diesels to cut the cost of mileage.” For taxi drivers, change will be here even more quickly. “It’s only a matter of time before diesels aren’t allowed in cities. In Leeds, for example, we are already working...

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Connecting you to our services

How connected are you to your suppliers? Are you constantly having to phone or email them to chase key bits of information? How much of your time is wasted each week, month, year? There is a better way. MSL has a user friendly online platform, which gives you the ability to produce quotations, issue new policies and process bordereaux as well as offering real-time claims tracking. We call it MSL Connect, and it’s one of the reasons we were recently named as the Claims Management Team of the Year at the 2017 Claims Management Awards. And that’s not all....

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