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Plan B for Businesses | Essential Information you Need to Know

Plan B for Businesses | Essential Information you Need to Know

With cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant steadily on the rise, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement about Plan B measures coming into force from Friday 10th December, what does this mean for businesses? Understandably there are concerns about how the new measures will affect the economy, and in particular the Hospitality and Leisure industry. […]

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Mandatory Vaccination Checks in the Recruitment Process

Mandatory Vaccination Checks in the Recruitment Process

On 11th November 2021 amendments to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 came into force, mandating full vaccination of staff employed in registered care homes, unless they are exempt. The new rules also extend to any professionals visiting the homes, for example, inspectors, tradespeople, social workers and hairdressers. We review these recent amendments and […]

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Unpaid Carers Leave | An Employers HR Guide

Unpaid Carers Leave | An Employers HR Guide

In 2020, the Government consulted on the introduction of new Carer’s Leave into workplaces to support employees with caring responsibilities. It seems likely that this will be passed into law but the timeframes are not yet clear. The current Government stance is that it will be implemented when ‘parliamentary time allows’ however it is useful […]

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What’s Happening with Fire and Rehire? Your Essential HR Guide

What’s Happening with Fire and Rehire? Your Essential HR Guide

Fire and rehire has been a hot topic this year and the latest instalment was the publication on November 11th of ACAS guidance on achieving contractual changes without employees being dismissed and rehired. What is Fire and Rehire? Fire and rehire is the term used to describe the practice where businesses dismiss their employees and […]

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Health and Safety for Design and Technology | Code of Practice

Health and Safety for Design and Technology | Code of Practice

The aim of this article is to provide guidance on the Health and Safety for Design and Technology in Educational and Similar Establishments – Code of Practice, BS 4163:2021, by addressing and informing you of the key information and how it applies to organisations. Our article is aimed at educational and similar establishments, but may […]

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Christmas Rota Headache? A Practical Guide for Employers

Christmas Rota Headache? A Practical Guide for Employers

Whilst many businesses close for Christmas, for those that remain open careful Christmas rota planning is essential to avoid potential staffing headache. Some sectors have to work at Christmas; these include the hospitality industry, security, emergency services and domiciliary care sectors. Whilst some people may not mind working over the festive period, others are not […]

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Menopause | How to Provide Support in the Workplace

Menopause | How to Provide Support in the Workplace

Research carried out by the Fawcett Society, a charity that campaigns for gender equality and woman’s rights, has highlighted the challenges faced by women going through the menopause. The research was focused on the UK’s financial services industry. Menopause Research For many, the menopause occurs at just the point at which the opportunity to reach […]

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Lone Working | Managing the Safety Risks for Lone Workers

Lone Working | Managing the Safety Risks for Lone Workers

The aim of the article is to provide guidance on the definition of who is a lone worker, addressing the risks that lone workers can face, how to assess and control the risks to lone workers and provide guidance on lone working solutions. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way people work. One of the […]

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