• Launching HR Helper!

    Thursday, 16 November 2017

    Launching HR Helper!
    Launching HR Helper! We are launching a new series of articles to give managers a helping hand when tackling HR issues. Look out for our HR Helper series for bitesize assistance with issues you may face in your organisation. In this issue we look at some matters that may affect employers in the run-up to Christmas: An employee has called in sick but I think they’re really going Christmas shopping. What can I do? If there is a reasonable basis for thinking an employee is not genuinely ill the first thing to do is to fully investigate the issue. This will include holding a ... Read More
  • Recent Health & Safety Prosecutions - Update

    Monday, 30 October 2017

    Recent Health & Safety Prosecutions - Update
    Recent Health & Safety Prosecutions Introduction With a focus upon the Motor Trade in this alert some significant fines have been awarded recently, however, there are clearly lessons to be learnt here by all employers and employees in a variety of industries. What happened? Case 1: A tyre company has been sentenced for safety failings after 21-year-old man was killed when a tyre exploded. The employee was repairing a puncture to the tyre of a ‘dresser loading shovel’ when it exploded. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the employee was working on his own with inadequate work equipment which was not properly maintained. He was not trained or competent to undertake the work ... Read More

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