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UK first: Parents who lose a child entitled to bereavement leave

A new workplace right to paid leave for bereaved parents has been officially enshrined in law  (13 September) as the Parental Leave and Pay Bill achieves Royal Assent. The first law of its kind in the UK will support those affected by the tr...


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International tyre manufacturer fined over £500,000 after workers seriously injured

Pirelli Tyres Ltd has been fined after two employees had their arms broken by the same machine. Carlisle Magistrates Court heard how, on 29 November 2013, an employee of Pirelli Tyres Ltd was loading the stripline machine when his left arm was pu...


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Impossible to rule out another Grenfell, says fire review author

The author of an independent review into fire safety and building regulations has warned it is impossible to rule out another “catastrophic event” like the Grenfell Tower tragedy if changes aren’t made to the regulatory system. ...


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One Vision of the Future

Four changes to employment law proposed by the Labour Party are worth being aware of as they could lead to a stronger employee (and trade union) voice in companies, a change to the status of zero hours contracts and new rights to leave for victims...


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IOSH Annual Conference 2018: review

Last week I attended the IOSH Annual Conference in Birmingham, the first time I’ve been to the conference since its move from London’s Excel a few years ago. Despite my initial reservations, it proved to be time very well spent. I sh...


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When suspension goes wrong

Deciding to suspend an employee should be carefully considered as the implications further down the line can be significant if you get it wrong. Suspending staff has been in the news recently following a decision by the High Court to overturn the...