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April 2019 Employment Law Changes – An Essential Guide

April 2019 Employment Law Changes – An Essential Guide

Keeping up with changes in HR legislation can be a minefield, its worth double checking that you have the right employee policies and procedures in place. Wirehouse HR and Employment Law Consultant Jenefer Livings reviews the 5 key April Employment Law changes all businesses should be aware of. 1. Increases in Wage Rates The rates […]

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Equal Pay For Equal Work (Infographic)

Equal Pay For Equal Work (Infographic)

Equal pay for equal work has come a long way. But has it come far enough? Just over 100 years ago, British women celebrated the first steps towards full, female enfranchisement. However, despite this momentous political shift, the economic realities faced by most British women have proven far more resistant to change. So resistant to […]

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Employment Law Questions? Common Misconceptions Answered

Employment Law Questions? Common Misconceptions Answered

It’s easy for employers to go into auto-pilot mode when dealing with employees, especially when they’ve dealt with very similar situations in the past. We always recommend our clients speak to us about each individual case as the below examples show, not every situation works the way you’d always expect it to. We review 5 […]

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Health and Safety – Latest News and Legislation Changes in 2019

Health and Safety – Latest News and Legislation Changes in 2019

Health and safety legislation is constantly evolving and the HSE regularly promote new safety campaigns or issue safety alerts. We understand that it’s not easy for businesses to keep up to date with legislation changes in 2019, so read our round-up of key Health and Safety news. HSE Farm Inspections in 2019 The HSE have […]

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School Health and Safety: the Complete Guide

School Health and Safety: the Complete Guide

Health and Safety policies are an essential means of reducing and mitigating risks in the workplace. Though all policies will share some common features, there are also many factors that are unique to a particular environment. With this in mind, we review the unique challenges that come with delivering effective school Health and Safety. What […]

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Guidance on Age Discrimination: A Simple Guide for Employers

Guidance on Age Discrimination: A Simple Guide for Employers

New guidance on Age Discrimination has been published which contains the best practice guidelines on preventing age discrimination in the workplace, and the legalities around different types of age discrimination. Age is one of the protected characteristics in discrimination legislation. It has been illegal to discriminate because of a person’s age since 2006. Despite this, […]

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Employing Young People: A Brief Health & Safety Guide for Employers

Employing Young People: A Brief Health & Safety Guide for Employers

Health and Safety legislation places a duty of care onto employers to protect the health, safety and welfare of all their employees and anyone else who may be affected by their work. Some employees may be more vulnerable than other employees and this needs to be taken into consideration by employers when controlling risks. For […]

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Counting the Cost of Health and Safety to UK Businesses

Counting the Cost of Health and Safety to UK Businesses

The HSE ‘Costs to Britain Model’ estimates that between 2015 and 2016 the cost of workplace injury and ill health totalled £14.9bn. Over 1 million workers were injured at work or suffered from ill health due to workplace health and safety issues. The HSE report goes on to explain the link between accidents at work […]

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