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What are the legal office space requirements?

Employers must comply with numerous legal obligations in respect of health and safety law , including assessing workplace risks and managing workplace hazards . Health and safety laws are there to protect employees and members of the public against...

Employment Law - August 2017

Welcome to this special edition of our employment law update. It’s about recruitment and how to avoid some of the pitfalls. Workplace laws are not just for employees and workers. Job applicants and even potential job applicants are given...

What is a PACE interview & what does it entail?

If a regulatory agency like the Health and Safety Executive , the Environment Agency , or a local authority, suspects you or your business of committing an offence, it is likely that an invitation to attend an interview under caution will be sent to you or...

WHAT DO THE STAR RATINGS ACTUALLY MEAN FROM THE FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY

A food business can receive a score from ‘0’ to ‘5’ following a food hygiene inspection from a local authority Environmental Health Officer. The score is intended to show the hygiene standards at the premises during the...

Employment Law - July 2017

Love it or loathe it, the intensity of this summer's spell of sunshine and high temperatures took many by surprise.  And let’s assume that summer is not over. Are you set up to handle yet more hot days, sunny rays, and a...

Employment Law - June 2017

We begin this bulletin with news of a must-have accessory in workplaces, and it’s of the canine variety.   According to the Guardian, around 8% of employers allow dogs at work. It’s an idea that seems to be taking off, perhaps...

Employment Law - May 2017

May has arrived and with it no sign of the public spotlight on zero-hours contracts dimming.  Amid the ongoing scrutiny of modern workplace practices, fast food giant McDonald’s has said that it will offer members of staff a...

Employment Law - April 2017

With April comes not only spring and all things egg-related, but some important changes to employment law rates.  Here is a reminder of the main ones: National Minimum Wage Workers aged 25 and over - £7.50  Aged 21 to 24 -...

Employment Law - March 2017

Welcome We begin this month’s bulletin with news that the Government has published a new list of 359 organisations that have failed to pay the National Minimum or National Living Wage.  Naming and shaming non-compliant employers is...

Employment Law - February 2017

  Another month, another case about employment status. This time it’s about a delivery cyclist at the courier company, CitySprint ( Dewhurst v CitySprint UK Ltd ). A tribunal has decided that Ms Dewhurst was not a self-employed...
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