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Workplace Health and Safety Training

Over 200 people are killed each year in accidents at work and over one million people are injured. Over two million suffer illnesses caused by, or made worse by, their work. So, preventing accidents and ill health caused by work should be a key priority. As the owner or manager of a business you know […]

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Contract of Employment | An Essential Guide for Employers

Contract of Employment | An Essential Guide for Employers

On 6 April 2020, certain changes were made to the information that must be given in a ‘section 1 statement’. This document is often referred to as a contract of employment or a written statement of particulars of employment. During this article, for ease, we will refer to the document as a ‘contract’. Prior to […]

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Employment Rights & Worker Status | Implications of Uber Judgement

Employment Rights & Worker Status | Implications of Uber Judgement

On Friday 19th February 2021, the Supreme Court finally handed down the judgment in the long running saga of Uber v Aslam & others. Our Employment Law team review why it’s a landmark case in relation to employment rights and worker status, and look at the implications for employers and businesses moving forward. Key Factors […]

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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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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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GDPR After Brexit | Essential Guide for Employers

GDPR After Brexit | Essential Guide for Employers

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, the UK has been undergoing a yearlong transition period during which the UK and EU have attempted to negotiate the rules and arrangements that will apply at the end of this period. We review the potential impact on the GDPR after Brexit and provide a guide for […]

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