HR Support experts share their most-asked questions from June 2017

Every month XpertHR analyses the most popular FAQs asked by HR professionals in the past month.


They have revealed their top five XpertHR FAQs in June 2017: 

  1. Is there a maximum workplace temperature beyond which employees cannot be expected to work?
  2. Will there be changes to the rules on obtaining consent to process personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation?
  3. What is the General Data Protection Regulation?
  4. Must an employer disclose notes and witness statements produced during a grievance or disciplinary procedure if an employee requests them?
  5. What will employers be able to spend apprenticeship levy funding on?


Jo Stubbs, Head of Content at XpertHR Group, says

“Last month saw the hottest June day for 40 years. For many that obviously meant an uncomfortably hot working environment – as evidenced by the subject of our most popular HR question, maximum workplace temperatures.


“HR professionals also continued to be exercised by the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in particular the changes to the requirements on obtaining employee consent to process personal data. While employers currently typically rely on employees’ consent to process their data – often given via a broad clause in employment contracts – under the GDPR this route will be much harder and they will generally have to find an alternative basis. This might be, for example, that the processing is necessary to perform the employment contract, or necessary for the legitimate interests of the employer.”


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Author: Editorial Team

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