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Employers responsibilities in hot weather  [25.06.2018]

Employers responsibilities in hot weather
As the weather is predicted to stay high this week; what are your responsibilities as an employer in hot weather? The rules regarding temperatures in the workplace come under the Health and Safety Executive (‘HSE’). Although an approved...
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Court rules on the rights of a self employed worker  [13.06.2018]

A summary of the case of Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another (Appellants) v Smith (Respondent) [2018] UKSC 29. A case which deals with the rights of workers and self employed staff.
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Monitoring workers' communication  [12.09.2017]

Ryan Bickham
A recent European Court of Human Rights (‘ECHR’) case has ruled in favour of the right to privacy of workers’ communications. They have overruled an earlier decision of the Chamber of ECHR. The background of the case is that a Romanian...
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Agriculture One of the Most Dangerous Sectors  [25.08.2017]

Ryan Bickham
According to the Health and Safety Executive (‘HSE’) each year in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing sector around 4% of workers suffer from an illness they believe to be work-related and 4% of workers sustain a work-related injury.  ...
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Local Solicitor defends Lasting Powers of Attorney  [25.08.2017]

Pauline Davies
• PCB Solicitors have defended Lasting Powers of Attorney • This follows comments from a former senior judge that power of attorney orders are open to financial abuse  • But national group Solicitors for the Elderly says with the...
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Employment Review recommends ‘Good Work for All’  [12.07.2017]

Ryan Bickham
The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices was set up by the Government in 2016 to look at modern working practices and those described as ‘gig economy’ workers. The long awaited reported was published 11 July 2017. Some of those on...
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New Dads missing out on time with their New-borns  [12.07.2017]

The TUC says that one in four men who became fathers in 2016 didn’t qualify for paternity leave or pay. “In 2016 there were around 625,000 working dads around the UK with a child under one. However, a quarter of them (25%) – more than...
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Cost of Medical Negligence Claims predicted to continue to rise  [27.06.2017]

A study by The Medical Protection Society predicts that the cost of medical negligence claims will continue to rise and are expected to double by 2023. The Medical Protection Society (MPS) provides protection for doctors, dentists and healthcare...
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