There may be times when a business can find themselves in a situation where one of their clients has requested the removal of one of their employees from the client’s premises due to that employee’s performance or conduct concerns. These third party pressure situations mainly occur in such industries as security, cleaning and construction. So […]
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Fixed Term Contracts (also known as FTCs) are used widely throughout a variety of industries. They’re one of a number of types of contract employers can use to bring in new staff when the need arises. However, fixed term contracts are not as simple as they first may seem. Consequently, employers need to be sure […]
Is your organisation ready for GDPR? The New legislation comes into effect on 25th May and overrides the current data protection legislation. It places more obligations on organisations of all sizes in respect to the protection and processing activities (using lawful basis) of individual’s personal data. Lawful Basis for Processing Under the GDPR legislation, in […]
It has been widely reported that the use and dependency of prescription and over-the-counter drugs is on the increase. Around 65 per cent of patients at UKAT centres have problems with legal substances, from alcohol to common painkillers such as Codeine. The company, which runs six addiction treatment centres across the country, said admissions for […]
As a business, using self-employed contractors can be a convenient and cost-effective solution to meet fluctuating staffing demands. But it’s also an area that is increasingly under scrutiny. Some self-employed workers have taken their cases to Tribunal to demand an increase in rights. So, as an employer, what can you do to make sure you […]
This article is to help businesses briefly gain some understanding about what to expect when an Environmental Health Officer visits your food premises. All food businesses must be registered with the local authority by law, failure to do so could mean that you end up with a fine and/or imprisonment for up to two years. […]
The HSE has reported that “each year unsafe loads on vehicles injure more than 1,200 people”. Not only do unsafe loads cause injury to people but it costs businesses millions of pounds in damaged goods. Workplace transport is the second biggest cause for workplace fatalities. In 2013, there were 22,000 road impact incidents reported in […]
It’s time for businesses to start preparing for the new PPE law which is due to come fully in to force by February 2018. In UK law it is the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations, 2002 which adopt the Directive originally implemented by the European Council. However the original Directive dates back to 1992 and is […]