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Natasha’s Law & Essential Food Allergen Labelling Advice for Businesses

Natasha’s Law & Essential Food Allergen Labelling Advice for Businesses

On 17th July 2016, Natasha Ednan-Laperouse died tragically after consuming an artichoke, olive and tapenade baguette. Natasha had purchased the baguette from a Pret A Manger store located within Heathrow Airport. Sadly, Natasha died on a BA flight to Nice, after an anaphylactic reaction to the baguette which contained hidden sesame seeds. Following the tragic […]

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Protected Disclosure & Whistleblowing | Protection for Workers

Protected Disclosure & Whistleblowing | Protection for Workers

The Employment Rights Act 1996 provides protection to workers who have made a protected disclosure . A dismissal will be automatically unfair if the reason, or principle reason, for the dismissal is that the individual has made a protected disclosure. In addition, workers are protected from being subjected to a detriment on the grounds that […]

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Workplace Incentives & Tips for Small Businesses

Workplace Incentives & Tips for Small Businesses

We often get asked, how can I stop my good employees leaving to join a competitor? Small businesses can’t always offer the same types of costly benefits, or salaries as large corporate businesses can. However we review some practical workplace incentives for small business to consider. It is a challenge for small businesses given that […]

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Confidentiality Clauses & Non-Disclosure Agreements

Confidentiality Clauses & Non-Disclosure Agreements

Following consultation in 2018 on the misuse of confidentiality clauses in relation to workplace harassment or discrimination, the Government has now announced its proposals for reform. This response is coupled with the launch of further consultation on how to tackle the wider issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Workplace Harassment It is accepted that […]

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Controlling Exposure to Welding Fumes – HSE Announces Stricter Enforcement

Controlling Exposure to Welding Fumes – HSE Announces Stricter Enforcement

In February 2019, the HSE issued a safety alert to inform employers that they are strengthening their enforcement expectations with regards to controlling exposure to welding fumes. HSE Control Requirements The HSE have stated that regardless of the duration of exposure, the HSE will not accept any welding being undertaken without suitable control measures being […]

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HSE Fatality Figures 2018/ 2019: How Safe is Your Business?

HSE Fatality Figures 2018/ 2019: How Safe is Your Business?

The HSE has recently published its provisional annual figures for the number of work-related deaths for the period April 2018 to March 2019. These HSE fatality figures show a rise in the number of work-related deaths from the previous year. In the period between April 2018 to March 2019 a total of 147 workers died […]

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GDPR over a year on…where are we now?

GDPR over a year on…where are we now?

You may recall the lead up to May 2018 when many businesses were filled with panic, urgency to become “GDPR compliant” and uncertainty over what the new data rules would bring. Whilst GDPR-related concerns have calmed down a little now, the uncertainty is still there to a degree and example cases continue to evolve legislative […]

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Unacceptable Rise in Forklift Truck Injuries Despite Stringent Legislation

Unacceptable Rise in Forklift Truck Injuries Despite Stringent Legislation

The number of serious injuries involving forklift trucks (FLT’s) has increased by almost a third in the last year, the number of injuries has risen from 1,000 to 1,300 in the last 12 months. These aren’t just minor matters, they are life-changing injuries involving crushed bones, amputations and deaths. Our Health and Safety blog provides […]

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