Employment and HR Articles

In Brief: Working at Height Regulations

Falls from height are the single biggest cause of workplace deaths and one of the main causes of serious injury. A place is ‘at height’...

Failing to Prevent Bribery – Are You at Risk?

The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011. It created a new offence which can be committed by a commercial organisation if...

Graduate Recruitment

Most businesses would like to benefit from an influx of talent, enthusiasm and fresh ideas. The challenge is to achieve it at an acceptable cost. One...

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Employment and HR News

Psychoactive Substances and Your Workplace Drug PolicyMay 26, 2016

The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016, which received Royal Assent on 28 January 2016, came into force on 26 May 2016. The Act makes it an offence...

Mental Health Nurse Wins Unfair Dismissal ClaimMay 22, 2016

In a case which underlines the high standards expected of employers when investigating alleged misconduct, a mental health nurse who was accused of assaulting a...

The Taxation of Termination Payments – Injury to FeelingsMay 8, 2016

The Upper Tribunal (UT) has ruled that a compensation payment for injury to feelings made on the termination of employment is subject to tax under...

Government Consults on TipsMay 5, 2016

Following a call for evidence last autumn on the operation of tips, gratuities, cover and service charges, the Government has published a consultation paper reflecting...

Asked about a Colleague’s Competence? Be Careful What You SayApril 28, 2016

Off-the-cuff and ill-considered remarks about work colleagues can have serious consequences for their careers. In one case which strikingly made the point that you should...

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