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Lone Working | Managing the Safety Risks for Lone Workers

Lone Working | Managing the Safety Risks for Lone Workers

The aim of the article is to provide guidance on the definition of who is a lone worker, addressing the risks that lone workers can face, how to assess and control the risks to lone workers and provide guidance on lone working solutions. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way people work. One of the […]

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Hybrid Working and the Flexible Working Trend

Hybrid Working and the Flexible Working Trend

Hybrid working sees one of the UK’s biggest wealth managers end a plan to move into a new City of London head office. In 2019 Brewin Dolphin announced it planned to leave its current London premises next to Smithfield Market for a site on Cannon Street close to St Paul’s Cathedral. It was to move […]

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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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Construction Dust & How to Reduce your Employees Exposure

Construction Dust & How to Reduce your Employees Exposure

Staring on Monday 4th October 2021, HSE Inspectors across England, Scotland and Wales will be targeting construction firms to check that their health standards are up to scratch. Sites of all types and sizes, from domestic refurbishments to major commercial new builds will be visited to check that appropriate measures are in place to protect […]

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Employment Law Changes Upcoming for 2022

Employment Law Changes Upcoming for 2022

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there have been significantly fewer developments in the field of HR and Employment Law than in previous years, with several initiatives, such as some recommendations of the Good Work Plan, postponed indefinitely. However, as the country edges closer to normality, it is expected that we will see some Employment Law […]

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Unvaccinated Workers in Care Homes – What Employers Need to Know

Unvaccinated Workers in Care Homes – What Employers Need to Know

Following on from our previous article where we discussed new legislation being brought in by the Government making it unlawful for workers to enter care homes who have not received both vaccinations from 11th November 2021 onwards, we review what practical steps employers should be taking relating to unvaccinated workers. This is not limited to […]

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Extra Bank Holiday in 2022 | An Employers Guide

Extra Bank Holiday in 2022 | An Employers Guide

There will be an extra Bank Holiday to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and many employers will be questioning if an employee is entitled to this extra days’ holiday. The answer to this question will vary depending on the wording of the employee’s contract. We review the HR implications of the additional Bank […]

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Harassment and Constructive Dismissal Claims | An Employers Guide

Harassment and Constructive Dismissal Claims | An Employers Guide

A recent case has departed from previous authority when addressing harassment and constructive dismissal claims. In the case of Driscoll v V&P Global Ltd (2021), Ms Driscoll (the Claimant) was employed as an executive assistant by the Respondents for 4 months before she resigned from her post. Her reasons for the resignation were that the […]

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