Most employers are aware of the restrictions placed on working time by the Working Time Regulations – particularly the 48 hour weekly limit, the entitlement to an eleven hour break in every 24 hours and the entitlement to a 24 hour break in every seven day period. However, what can be overlooked is the impact […]
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In this guide we establish an overview of Outsourcing HR and cover the following: What is HR Outsourcing? HR Outsourcing & Models What are the benefits of outsourcing HR? What are the Disadvantages or Alternatives to HR Outsourcing? How Does Outsourcing HR Reduce Costs? Is Outsourcing a Threat or an Opportunity for HR Teams? To […]
It will have been difficult to have avoided the legal ‘Wagatha Christie’ case for defamation in the high court in London between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy. You may have seen reports over the evidence being given by the parties, and the issues raised over lost evidence. You may have also heard reports that the […]
In a recently heard Tribunal case, Mr A Finn v The British Bung Manufacturing Company Ltd and Mr J King: 1803764/2021, it has been held that calling a man bald amounts to sexual (or sex related) harassment, in breach of the Equality Act 2010. In this case, the Claimant, an electrician, had been employed for […]
We all can react differently to temperature extremes; some tolerate it better than others. During warmer times of the year, workplace temperatures can be problematic and it is incumbent on us all to help manage the problem. Summer is just around the corner and now is a good time to review your arrangements for managing […]
The aim of this article is to provide ladder safety guidance relating to the Code of Practice that has been published by the Ladder Association. The Code of Practice was produced in partnership between the HSE and the Ladder Association to help employers and employees to take and understand the necessary precautions in order to […]
It has been said that British farming is some of the best in the world and who would argue? Agriculture’s importance to the UK economy is emphasised by the fact that the UK has an estimated 149,000 farm businesses. That’s more than the number of businesses involved in the motor trade, education, finance and insurance. […]
On the 1 April 2022, the Government had removed all the remaining Covid-19 restrictions including the requirement to test if you were showing any of the original symptoms for Covid-19. As we learn to live with Covid-19, we all have a duty of care to help reduce and prevent the spread of respiratory infections including […]