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Workplace Covid Testing & Data Protection Considerations

Workplace Covid Testing & Data Protection Considerations

Organisations should avoid simply diving into workplace Covid testing or collection of home testing results without some real thought into the implications of it. This article will allow you to consider whether it’s really necessary and ensure you think about your data protection obligations. Any testing of COVID-19 or collection of any test results from […]

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Shielding Guidance Changes & Managing Staff Absence

Shielding Guidance Changes & Managing Staff Absence

Public Health England and the Chief Medical Officer for Wales have issued shielding guidance that extremely clinically vulnerable employees will no longer be advised to shield from 1st April. It states that from this time, if an employee is unable to work from home, they should go to work. For those in Scotland, the advice […]

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Covid Secure Spot Checks | Essential Safety Guidance for Businesses

Covid Secure Spot Checks | Essential Safety Guidance for Businesses

To minimise the risk of infection in the workplace, the HSE are carrying out Covid Secure spot checks and inspections on businesses to ensure they are compliant. They are doing this by calling, visiting and inspecting all types of businesses, in all areas, to check the measures they’ve put in place are in line with […]

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Budget 2021 | Essential HR Advice for Employers

Budget 2021 | Essential HR Advice for Employers

In the Spring Budget 2021, Rishi Sunak set out several new measures intended to restart the UK’s economic recovery. Our Employment Law team have reviewed the key points affecting UK businesses and provide advice for employers. Rishi’s Budget 2021 | 3 Key Points 1. The Chancellor has promised an addition £44.3 billion in support measures […]

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Contemporaneous Notes & Health and Safety Investigations

Contemporaneous Notes & Health and Safety Investigations

Notes taken at the time of meetings with individuals, telephone calls, visits to premises and so on are referred to as ‘contemporaneous’ notes. They are used so as you can account for your actions during an incident or investigation. They also assist others working in your team to know what actions you took. This will […]

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Falls from Height | HSE Prosecution | Essential Safety Guide

Falls from Height | HSE Prosecution | Essential Safety Guide

Falls from height are one of the most common causes of accidents and injuries at work. We review a recent HSE prosecution case and provide practical health and safety guidance for employers regarding working on fragile roofs.The HSE recently fined a maintenance company £30,000 and ordered them to pay £8,000 costs after a friend of […]

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Top 10 HR Questions About GDPR | Processing Personal Data

Top 10 HR Questions About GDPR | Processing Personal Data

Nearly 4 months after the legislation came into force, business owners and HR departments should be well underway with GDPR by now and ensuring they are processing their employee’s personal data fairly and lawfully. Whilst advising on HR and data protection, common queries have arisen regarding the processing of employee data, this guide tackles the […]

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Unpaid Work Trials – What’s Legal?

Unpaid Work Trials – What’s Legal?

Unpaid work trials often form an important part of businesses’ recruitment processes. They allow a company to test how a potential employee handles the pressures of a real working environment and ensures they have the required skills. However, a growing number of businesses appear to be using unpaid trials for ulterior purposes, often in an […]

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