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How Does Her Majesty The Queen’s Passing Impact your Staff?

How Does Her Majesty The Queen’s Passing Impact your Staff?

With deep sadness, the country will mourn but celebrate the life & service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It has already been announced that the day of the funeral will be a bank holiday; Monday 19th September. There is speculation that King Charles’ Coronation will be an additional bank holiday but that date is still […]

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Holiday Entitlement for Part Year Workers

Holiday Entitlement for Part Year Workers

The long awaited judgement was handed down recently in the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Harpur Trust v Brazel. This decision has important implications for those who work on permanent contracts, but only work for part of the year. Most notably this will affect those employed in term time only roles, but zero […]

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Working Time Regulations & Second Jobs

Working Time Regulations & Second Jobs

Most employers are aware of the restrictions placed on working time by the Working Time Regulations – particularly the 48 hour weekly limit, the entitlement to an eleven hour break in every 24 hours and the entitlement to a 24 hour break in every seven day period. However, what can be overlooked is the impact […]

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HR Legislation Update 2022 | Employment Law Guide

HR Legislation Update 2022 | Employment Law Guide

Staying on top of changes to Employment Law has never been more important. Our HR legislation update 2022 has a roundup of the key changes affecting UK businesses this spring, with practical advice and guidance from our expert Employment Law team. HR Legislation Update 2022 | Statutory Payments With recent legislation updates in April, below […]

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Christmas Rota Headache? A Practical Guide for Employers

Christmas Rota Headache? A Practical Guide for Employers

Whilst many businesses close for Christmas, for those that remain open careful Christmas rota planning is essential to avoid potential staffing headache. Some sectors have to work at Christmas; these include the hospitality industry, security, emergency services and domiciliary care sectors. Whilst some people may not mind working over the festive period, others are not […]

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Health & Safety Legislation & Guidance Update October 2021

Health & Safety Legislation & Guidance Update October 2021

Our Health and Safety team have reviewed the upcoming changes to safety legislation in 2021, to provide you with practical guidance. Ensure your business is compliant with health and safety regulations to protect your employees, visitors and customers. Brexit – Chemical Regulations Following Brexit, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued guidance on regulating […]

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A Guide to Natasha’s Law and food labelling changes

A Guide to Natasha’s Law and food labelling changes

The aim of this article is to provide guidance on what is Natasha’s Law, what is prepacked for direct sale food, and how it will affect businesses. In addition, this article will address the key requirements of what food proprietors need to understand to comply. To begin with, what is Natasha’s Law? Natasha’s Law is […]

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A guide to the IET code of practice 5th edition changes

A guide to the IET code of practice 5th edition changes

Background on the IET code Just to give a little bit of background; the Electricity at Work Regulations (EWR) came into force in 1989, since which electrical safety management has been regularly debated and how businesses could comply with the requirements of the Regulations in the workplace. ‘Electrical equipment’, is defined in the Code as […]

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