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Employment Legislation Updates 2017 and Beyond

16/02/2017 - 12:02

As we approach a new financial year, the raft of new employment legislation set out by the government comes into effect en masse, as well the introduction of new measures set out for the rest of 2017 and beyond. Whilst these updates cover a broad range of matters that won’t be relevant to all of...

Health & Safety for Lone Workers

16/02/2017 - 12:02

The increasing number of lone workers in the UK highlights the need for employers to not only ensure they have an adequate and legally robust health & safety management system in place for their business, but to also focus on the specific risks that apply to their employees that work alone. All employees...

Important Win for Self-Employed "Workers' Rights"

12/02/2017 - 15:02

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a plumber who worked for Pimlico Plumbers was entitled to basic workers’ rights, such as holiday and sick pay, even though he was technically self-employed.   Gary Smith worked for Pimlico Plumbers for 6 years until 2011. He was VAT registered and paying...

The Importance of Health & Safety for Winning Business

09/02/2017 - 16:02

Despite its importance, health & safety may not be one of your favourite subjects, but when you’re competing for business, you need to demonstrate your commitment to the issue. When big projects in our region come up for tender and you’re looking to be a main player, it’s likely...

Health & Safety Best Practice for 2017

16/01/2017 - 14:01

Health & Safety can be a complex yet extremely important issue to get your head around. But with the cost to UK businesses of injury and ill health caused by workplace incidents a staggering £14.3 billion per year, it’s a matter that can’t be ignored. As an employer you have a responsibility...

Managing Employee Absence

16/01/2017 - 14:01

Employee absence can be a significant cost to our businesses. It can cause lost or delayed production, low morale and reduce the overall standard of service within the organisation. Managing attendance issues means tackling the possible causes of absence and addressing discipline problems such as lateness...

Two Essex based Companies Prosecuted for Deadly Asbestos Risk

02/01/2017 - 18:01

Two Essex-based companies have been fined after exposing workers to potentially deadly asbestos over a period of years, despite being alerted to the risks at their premises. Basildon Crown Court heard that asbestos was found in poor condition when Connect Packaging Ltd moved into industrial units...

Are the French leading the way with the new "Right to Disconnect" law?

02/01/2017 - 18:01

For many of us that have enjoyed a prolonged break from work over the Christmas period, it may not always have been that easy to switch off from the office with emails frequently pinging their way onto our smart phones. It’s something that can be hard to get away from during any annual leave, or...

Health & Safety at Work 2016 Statistics

13/11/2016 - 10:11

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has released its latest summary statistics for Health & Safety at Work for Great Britain in 2015/16. Covering ill health and workplace injury, the results show that despite being one of the safest countries in the world in which to work, we still have a lot...

Company Culture and Employee Engagement

07/11/2016 - 20:11

It’s fair to say that in an ever shifting global economy the pressures placed on how we adapt and manage our workforce continue to consume a large part of our everyday resources. High employment, economic recovery, increased productivity and a fast paced, mobile, 24/7, cloud based data driven world...

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