The role of Human Resources in disciplinary proceedings continues to be a hot topic. Managers conducting a disciplinary investigation or hearing may need advice from HR. However, HR should confine their advice to technical matters such as the law and procedure.
A recent survey taken by 500 people within the construction industry has highlighted that 32% of those working have never checked an asbestos register before starting work on a new site.
Each year 12,000 workers die from lung diseases caused by inhaling dust, gasses, vapours and fumes within their workplace. This number is 12,000 deaths too many each year! On top of this, there are an estimated 18,000 new cases annually of lung-related illnesses.
As a Director, who and what am I responsible for when it comes to Health and Safety within my company?
This Sport Relief, lets put the nation’s health as one of our main priorities. Bad health can cause your employees to under perform, focusing on your employees’ health and wellbeing is vital to a successful business and leading healthier lives.
Top 10 tips to promote mental health, if you or someone you know is struggling there are many charities that can help support you.
The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices made recommendations for changes in the law to better reflect modern working practices and the growth of the gig economy. The government has now responded.
A solar panel installation company has been fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of £6,300 after a passer-by reported unsafe work.
Employees have certain rights including protection from dismissal on the transfer of an undertaking, such as on a business sale or the outsourcing or insourcing of services. Such transfers are known as ‘TUPE transfers’ and are governed by the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.
There are two recent cases to be aware of in relation to working time, both involving firefighters.
The first says that an award for injury to feelings can be made in an employment tribunal if an employee wins a claim of detriment for asserting working time rights.