Occupational road risk
09 December 2011
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has urged employers to do more to reduce the number of work-related road traffic accidents, as new research has emerged on the subject.
New Paternity Provisions
18 August 2011
Until recently, when a male employee would announce he and his partner were going to be parents, the biggest impact on a small business might have been the cost of a round of drinks bought to whet the baby`s head!
Legislation update: Temporary agency workers given new rights
15 June 2011
Using agency workers, commonly referred to as "temps", can be an ideal solution when you need emergency temporary cover.
Bribery Act comes into force July 2011
26 May 2011
The Bribery Act is due to come into effect in July 2011. The Act makes it a criminal offence to give or receive a bribe. This article gives an overview on how commercial organisations can prevent bribery.
How should employers deal with the royal wedding bank holiday?
13 April 2011
The announcement that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding is to be marked by an extra public holiday on 29 April 2011 will be great news for many – but it is likely to leave some employers confused.
The Agency Workers Regulations and independent contractors
18 March 2011
The Government will not be making any changes to the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (due in on 1 October), and is now deciding on industry guidance, but this will apparently not be available in its final form until June 2011.
Violence at work
25 February 2011
The Health and Safety Executive has published a new report on violence at work, based on the 2009/10 British Crime Survey. The report provides an overview of the extent of violence at work in England and Wales and examines the nature of these incidents and the risk factors that may affect victimisation.
Default Retirement Age Removal Confirmed
18 January 2011
You will no doubt be aware that the Government has confirmed that it will remove the Default Retirement Age (DRA) so that people have more choice when to stop working.
Watts Truck and Van (Cardiff) fined £20,000 after worker plunges 15ft
12 January 2011
One of its HGV mechanics was injured when he fell 15ft from a makeshift platform attached to a forklift truck.
Stress Work-related stress: what the law says
11 January 2011
This guidance has been developed with the help of the following organisations: Acas, Health and Safety Executive, Health, Work and Well-being and CIPD.
07 January 2011
Please see legislation timetable for 2011 from Croner.