A common question that we find when providing advice on disciplinary procedures, is why organisations have to undertake so many processes to achieve the end result? The simple answer is that there is a legal obligation and expectation on businesses to ensure that they are following a fair procedure, and for the most part that […]
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Tension within the workplace is natural and some conflict is bound to occur. Though some managers may confuse dispute prevention with conflict management, there’s a great deal more to the process of conflict resolution in the workplace than simply stifling conflict at source. Instead, managers need to develop mechanisms that allow for differences to be […]
There’s certain health and safety information you should be displaying in your workplace including a health and safety law poster. Some are legally required and others are just good practice, we review four of the most important and provide practical advice. 1. Health and Safety Law Poster The Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations […]
When an ‘economic entity’ is sold on, it is probable that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employees) Regulations (TUPE) 2006 will apply. When TUPE applies the duty to inform and consult will be triggered, ignore this TUPE consultation process at your peril. In a recent case, an employer through no fault of its own, […]
The HSE have recently announced that they are in the process of refreshing their RIDDOR reporting forms to make the reporting process easier for the user. The HSE aims to have all forms refreshed by April 2019. We review the upcoming changes and what you need to know.One of the main differences between the old […]
Health and safety legislation is in a constant state of flux, evolving and adapting to new workplace realities as they emerge. Changes are also being made to prepare the UK for its imminent exit from the European Union. So what’s on the horizon for 2019? Health and Safety (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 The government […]
The legislation that governs Employment Law on breaks can be confusing. Not everyone has a complete understanding of the rights afforded to workers and the responsibilities assumed by employers. In fact, both employees and employers often struggle to answer relatively simple questions on the subject. Should your employees receive an hour-long lunch break by law? […]
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force on the 6th April 2015 to replace CDM 2007. The purpose of the CDM Regulations 2015 is to improve health and safety by placing duties on everyone involved in the Construction Industry. The aim of this guide is to give you a practical […]