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Renewed Calls for Finalization of EU Data Protection Regulation by 2015
For the past several years, the European Union's attempts at passing the Data Protection Regulation have fluctuated. However, pressure to pass the reform by 2015 have intensified following a joint declaration by elected representatives from 16 member states.  Read more...
Jersey Implements First Discrimination Law
Effective September 1, 2014, Jersey has implemented the Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013. The first instance of the Law only includes race as a protected characteristic. In the employment context, employers are prohibited from committing acts of discrimination during various stages of employment. Read more...
The changing landscape of CV screening in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Pre-employment screening has changed significantly in EMEA over recent years. Performing background checks on contingent workers is now far more common place, companies in more and more sectors are realising the importance of properly vetting their staff, and many existing clients are changing how they define 'major' and 'minor' discrepancies. Whilst there's no shortage of anec... Read more...
Future Rule Making Expected for Federal Employee and U.S. Department of Transportation Workplace Testing Programs
The  activities of the Drug Testing Advisory Board (DTAB) are very significant and merit careful, ongoing, monitoring. The work of the DTAB will likely impact the future landscape and scope of workplace drug testing programs, federal, DOT, and non-mandated/Non-DOT Drug Free Workplace Testing Programs within the next two to three years. This blog will update you on the ... Read more...
Newly Effective Ireland Data Protection Act Provisions
As announced by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, two Statutory Instruments were signed by the Minister for Justice and Equality bringing previously inactive provisions of the Data Protection Act 1988 into effect. Read more...

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