Paula Rome

Paula Rome has over 24 years’ experience in employment law. She advises businesses and senior management teams on dealing with high profile exits and large scale re-organisations and has particular expertise in non-contentious matters such as strategic exits of director/shareholders, trade union law, collective consultation and bargaining and company re-organisations including TUPE, joint venture entries and exits and support on large scale corporate deals. Paula also regularly deals with central arbitration committee applications and hearings. A training specialist, Paula also trains clients from a wide range of sectors including education, public sector employers, IT, publishing and logistics.

Contributed to

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Corporate joint ventures—employment issues
Practice Note

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Shoosmiths LLP, outlines the employment issues that require consideration when setting-up, running and terminating a corporate joint venture (JV). It considers TUPE transfers, non-TUPE transfers, secondments, the harmonisation of employment terms, collective agreements and trade union recognition, pension issues and immigration issues.

Policy—CCTV
Precedent

This Precedent is a sample policy (stand alone or for inclusion in a staff handbook) regarding the employer’s use of closed circuit television (CCTV) (surveillance cameras) on its premises. The policy is drafted to reflect the Information Commissioner’s (ICO) CCTV Code of Practice and the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Surveillance camera code of practice (as appropriate) (not yet updated for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018). The Precedent sets out the purpose and scope of the policy, employees’ responsibilities, data transfer, reasons for CCTV use and legitimate objectives, covert recording and monitoring of staff, positioning cameras, image quality, data and image retention, who has access to images, disclosure of images to third parties (such as the police and other law enforcement agencies), subject access rights, requests to prevent processing, responsibility for CCTV systems and training, and handling complaints.

Practice areas

Membership

  • Employment Lawyers Association

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Education

  • BA Hons, CPE, LSF

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