On average, 22 employees in the manufacturing sector die in workplace accidents every year. More than 4,000 sustain injuries that keep them out of the workplace for a week or more. The importance of a thorough manufacturing Health and Safety policy cannot be underestimated. With this in mind, the Wirehouse team have compiled a complete […]
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Nearly 4 months after the legislation came into force, business owners and HR departments should be well underway with GDPR by now and ensuring they are processing their employee’s personal data fairly and lawfully. Whilst advising on HR and data protection, common queries have arisen regarding the processing of employee data, this guide tackles the […]
The 2 year mark is a significant date in any employment relationship. This is because once an employee has 2 years’ continuous service they have the requisite qualifying service to bring an ordinary unfair dismissal claim. It is important to remember that there are a whole host of other claims, such as discrimination claims, that […]
As everyone is aware, GDPR came into effect on 25th May and by now all organisations should be working towards and maintaining their compliance to minimise the risk of a data breach. There are many interpretations of the legislation and from this stems a variety of misconceptions which we address in this practical GDPR guide. […]
Unpaid work trials often form an important part of businesses’ recruitment processes. They allow a company to test how a potential employee handles the pressures of a real working environment and ensures they have the required skills. However, a growing number of businesses appear to be using unpaid trials for ulterior purposes, often in an […]
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 […]
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 […]