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Singaporean job-seekers to get ‘fair consideration’ under new employment requirements

New requirements to ensure employers give “fair consideration” to Singaporeans applying for jobs in the city state take effect from 1 August 2014. 17 Jul 2014

UK Supreme Court: forcing disclosure of minor or spent convictions not "necessary or proportionate"

Requiring applicants for those jobs which require enhanced criminal record checks to disclose all spent convictions no matter how historic or minor is an unnecessary and disproportionate interference with their human rights, the UK's Supreme Court has ruled.... 25 Jun 2014

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  • References: How to write them

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in June 2011. From time to time, organisations are asked to give references for current or former employees, or they request references from other...

Employers and insurers will soon be banned from forcing access to personal data, ICO warns

Forthcoming changes to the law will prevent employers, insurers and other organisations from forcing individuals to access personal data held about them by others and reveal the results to the party requesting that information, the data protection watchdog... 19 Feb 2014

UK criminal record disclosure laws deemed to infringe individuals' privacy rights

UK laws that set out a "blanket" requirement that job applicants disclose to employers all of the "recordable" criminal convictions and police warnings they have been given are incompatible with individuals' right to privacy, the Court of Appeal has ruled.... 31 Jan 2013

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