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Preparing for an Ageing Workforce

01/05/2015 - 15:05

With an ageing UK population there is an inevitability about the changing demographic of the labour market. Legislative changes, economic factors and increased life expectancy unavoidably combine to create a challenge for employers in terms of how they adapt and provide for an ageing workforce. The...

Changes In Drug Driving Laws Could Affect Employees

30/04/2015 - 14:04

Changes in Drug Driving Laws could affect employees who drive as part of their job. Employers need to review their Health & Safety policies and procedures to ensure they don’t get caught out. As most organisations will already know it is (and has been for some time) illegal to drive if your...

Shared Parental Leave Checklist

30/04/2015 - 14:04

Not only is the new Shared Parental Leave legislation described by legal specialists as possibly the most complex piece of employment legislation of the last decade, there is also evidence to suggest that the take-up will be higher than initially forecast. Recent research commissioned by the Department...

European ruling dismisses changes to collective redundancies

30/04/2015 - 12:04

A collective sigh of relief has been heard this week as a legal ruling which would have caused significant and onerous changes to the redundancy process has been overturned by the Court of Justice of the European Union. The case arises from when thousands of shop workers were made redundant when Woolworths...

Employment is big business

28/04/2015 - 15:04

There are approximately 30.9 million people in the UK in work. In Essex alone there are nearly 670,000 employed individuals with average full-time weekly earnings just over £500.  That equates to over £47m pounds being spent by business every day on employment alone in our region. Whether...

Going to court might be costing you more!

16/04/2015 - 09:04

Roly Buss MBE (CFIOSH) An important legislation change which came into effect on 12th March 2015 has generally gone unnoticed. Until now, there has been a limit to the level of fines imposed by a Magistrates Court following a breach of legislation: a maximum of £20,000 for serious offences...

Responsible Health & Safety Management in Schools

02/04/2015 - 12:04

  The management of Health & Safety in schools is the responsibility of the employer; be it the local authority, the governing body, proprietor or trust. Although it is a vast and complex subject to deal with, the Government stresses that health and safety measures should assist children...

Delivering Effective HR in Schools & Academies

02/04/2015 - 12:04

  As in any business, Human Resources Management is a complex yet essential part of the day-to-day running of education establishments. As an employer, you have a vast array of HR responsibilities within your remit, all of which can be a burden for busy teaching staff. Without effective HR...

Basement Construction Site Risks

02/04/2015 - 09:04

A two-day inspection initiative undertaken by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in March revealed an increase in the number of domestic basement projects across three London boroughs failing unannounced safety checks. Enforcement action was taken at nearly half of the 127 sites visited (48%);...

Zero Hours Contracts - An overview

25/03/2015 - 12:03

by Katie Finbow What are they? Zero hours contracts (also known as casual contracts) allow employers to vary an employee’s working hours. In practice this means that employees will only work when they are needed and no particular number of hours or times of work are specified or guaranteed....

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