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Elevating the safety issues around lifts and lifting equipment

Feb 24, 2017
Philip Barker

Lifts, lifting equipment and lifting accessories are essential part of modern life. They remove the need to climb numerous flights of stairs in an office and make working in an industrial environment more tolerable. Often,...

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Could your business be classed as a ‘toxic workplace’?

Feb 14, 2017
Elaine Pritchard

This new phraseology doesn’t mean your work environment is filled with poisonous gases. Instead, ‘toxic workplace’ refers to company cultures filled with poisonous remarks or actions – in short, bullying. Although the Equality Act 2010...

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Employers flouting rules for T&Cs changes face 13 week’s gross pay claims – per employee

Jan 27, 2017
Andrew Weir

The press has recently reported details of a Rotherham-based firm facing a claim for £425,000 from 56 employees for bypassing the rules when they made changes to the terms & conditions of employment. This story...

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Shared Parental Leave poses costly problem to employers

Nov 14, 2016
Nicholas Stott

A recent employment tribunal seeing Network Rail pay out £23,000 has highlighted the potential issues employers could face with a Shared Parental Leave and pay policy. See what Shared Parental Leave means, why it’s important...

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Illegal working: practical steps to protect your business

Oct 18, 2016
Francis Scoon

Illegal working is a pressing concern facing the Government, with repeated promises from ministers to tackle the issue. There have been high profile cases where the Government has acted, the most eye-catching recently being the...

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Holiday entitlement calculations made easy

Oct 11, 2016
Elaine Pritchard

Calculating holiday entitlement for full time employees is relatively straight-forward. But what about when an employee starts or leaves part way through the holiday year, and what about part time employees? That’s when calculating entitlement...

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Sacked for social media use – employee conduct and how to deal with it

Sep 28, 2016
Ian Rimmer

Being sacked for social media use is becoming more and more common place, with the now-ex Corrie star Marc Anwar the latest person to publicly lose his job after a Twitter/Facebook tirade. ITV acted quickly...

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A growing problem: maternity discrimination on the increase

Sep 19, 2016
Louise Gillibrand

Maternity discrimination is becoming a bigger and bigger concern, according to an inquiry by the Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee. The committee has warned of a growing problem of new and expectant mothers being treated...

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Five principles for effective absence management during bad weather

Aug 30, 2016
Gillian Smith

Effective absence management is a year-round consideration for employers, but it can be a particular problem during periods of miserable weather. While it’s never fun to think of winter during the height of summer, sensible...

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