In a recent case (Commissionaires Management v Hughes) the law on rest breaks was clarified.
12-week rule for agency workers upheld
The agency workers EC Directive gives UK temporary workers equal rights to permanent staff after 12 weeks with an employer.
Claims for personal injury arising from stress
In a recent appeal case (Dickens v O2plc) some interesting points were made which should act as guidance for employees when dealing with potential ‘stress’ cases.
Important changes in Vehicle Tax refunds and VAT implications
New legislation from 1 January 2009 will affect many motor dealers who have previously bought part exchange vehicles with a RFL tax disc.
Consumer Credit Licence
Many clients are dealing with Consumer Credit Licence renewals and are struggling to complete the new layers of documentation and new levels of fees.
Important new legislation – selling at a customer’s home or workplace
New legislation called The Cancellation of Contracts Made in a Consumer’s Home or Place of Work etc Regulations 2008 has come into effect from October 2008.
Holding Money as Stakeholder or Trustee
In these financially turbulent times you need to review how you hold your money, particularly with regard to warranty claim pots.
Health and Safety – Reporting Injuries – RIDDOR
There has been a slight change in the requirements for reporting deaths, major injuries/over three day injuries to HSE.
Economy downturn redundancies or is there an alternative
Our Helpline has dealt with many enquiries, as was expected, regarding redundancies.
There are alternatives but firstly it is important to follow rules if a redundancy process is chosen.
Unexpected dependent care
In a recent case (Royal Bank of Scotland plc v Harrison) a mother had to take a day off work when she was unable to make alternative childcare arrangements.
New ACAS Code for Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
It is planned that on 6 April 2009 a new framework for dispute resolution in the workplace will be introduced via the Employment Act 2008.
Health and Safety the dangers of petrol and diesel vapour
As the weather is turning cold, space heaters are being wheeled out. The HSE experience too many accidents involving petrol and diesel vapour explosions.
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