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Contractor Fined Over Worker’s DeathNovember 19, 2013

A Trafford firm has been fined £145,000 after an employee fell through a fragile warehouse roof onto a concrete floor and subsequently died from his...

‘Custom and Practice’ Can Add to Employment Contract TermsOctober 25, 2013

A recent case (Park Cakes Limited v Shumba and Others) serves as a clear reminder that not every contractual term need be in writing and,...

The CIPD Annual Report on Absence ManagementOctober 17, 2013

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has published the results of its fourteenth national survey of absence management trends, policy and practice, carried...

New National Minimum Wage Rates – A ReminderOctober 14, 2013

Employers are reminded that the following changes to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates are effective from 1 October 2013: the adult NMW rate increases...

Restrictive Employment Covenants Must Be ‘Reasonable’October 14, 2013

In declaring unenforceable a restrictive covenant contained in a senior financial adviser’s employment contract, the High Court has emphasised that such clauses are not worth...

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