Mayer Brown launched A Global Guide to Employee Data Privacy recently, the latest in our series of global guides, covering 55 key countries in the Americas, Asia and EMEA.

In case you missed it, the guide is a useful resource for employers with operations in more than one country who need to navigate the many challenges of handling employee data in different jurisdictions.

It includes:

  • Key FAQs – covering:
    • the application of the GDPR alongside national laws in EU jurisdictions;
    • the laws regulating the handling of applicant and employee personal data;
    • the requirement to have privacy policies or similar agreements to deal with employee data;
    • best practice for retaining employee personal data;
    • restrictions on transferring employee data overseas or to third parties;
    • sanctions for breaching the relevant laws; and
    • potential pitfalls when handling employee data.
  • “In Brief” and “In Detail” Guidance – ensuring the guide will be a valuable starting point, providing both quick reference and more substantive content across the jurisdictions.

Please click here to view the guide in ebook format and to register for the guide in print-friendly, interactive PDF format.

We understand how difficult it can be to keep up to date with developments in employment and pensions law. For practical, on-the-go, commentary, you may wish to download our UK Employment Law and UK Pensions Law podcasts.

Nick Robertson, head of our London Employment group, presents the fortnightly Employment Law podcasts and discusses three cases/developments which have a significant impact on employers. Special episodes involve Nick interviewing key speakers for their perspectives on relevant issues. In his latest podcast, Nick is joined by Omar El-Khattabi, from our Middle East practice, to discuss some of the legal issues facing employers taking on staff in Saudi Arabia and UAE.

Richard Goldstein, partner in the London Pensions group, presents the monthly Pensions Law podcasts and discusses timely and relevant topics in the pensions industry, providing a quick and easy way to stay on top of current issues in pensions law. In his latest podcast, Richard looks at new trustee investment and disclosure duties that will come into force in October 2019 and October 2020.

Our archive of UK Employment Law and UK Pensions Law podcasts can be accessed here. Look out for notifications of the latest podcasts in future blog posts – we welcome your feedback on particular topics/areas of interest.

Welcome to our new blog, “Employer Perspectives”, which is designed to provide practical insights and commentary for UK employers on developments in the employment and pensions industries. Subjects for comment include legislative changes, case law, regulatory developments and wider industry trends that will have a direct impact on UK employers. The contributors are members of our London Employment and Pensions teams, all of whom have wide-ranging experience advising employers on employment and pensions issues. There will also be guest contributors from other teams in our London office and our wider global Employment & Benefits Group.

Employer Perspectives is the third blog to be produced by our global Employment & Benefits Group – the others are:

  • Benefits & Compensation Blog which provides insights on developments in the fields of employee benefits, executive compensation, and pension investments; and
  • The Mobile Workforce which provides employers with a direct line of sight into immigration policy-making and practices across worldwide centres.