Employment and HR Articles

In Brief: Assessment of Repetitive Tasks Tool

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common occupational illness in Britain. They include problems such as low back pain, joint injuries and repetitive strain injuries...

In Brief: Advice on Occupational Asthma

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has a website dedicated to advice on how to reduce occupational asthma. This is aimed at employers and is...

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

EAT Decision Reinforces Agency Workers’ RightsNovember 1, 2016

In a guideline decision, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has reinforced the rights of agency workers for the purposes of the protected disclosure ('whistleblowing') provisions...

The Use of E-cigarettes in the WorkplaceOctober 18, 2016

Legislation under the Health Act 2006 that prohibits smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces, on public transport and in vehicles used for work does...

Court of Appeal Rules on Holiday Pay and Unearned CommissionOctober 10, 2016

The Court of Appeal has handed down its ruling in Lock v British Gas Trading Limited and Others, concluding that the Employment Tribunal (ET) was...

Pregnancy Discrimination Care Assistant Wins Right to CompensationOctober 9, 2016

A nursing home care assistant who was paid less than she was contractually entitled to – and was discriminated against by her employer after she...

Michael Jackson Impersonator’s Move Sparks Employment DisputeSeptember 21, 2016

In an unusual case, which shows how important it is to act quickly if an employee breaches his or her contract of employment, a Blackpool...

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