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Great Repeal Bill – the largest legislative process ever?

In what is being referred to as one of the largest legislative processes ever undertaken, the Great Repeal Bill, now known as the European Union Withdrawal Bill, was published on 13 July. The Bill, which has received a mixed response, will allow ... Continue reading


Million pound fine for steel company after worker suffers third-degree burns

A 57-year-old man’s employer has been fined £1m after an oxygen pipe exploded in front of him. The Sheffield Forgemasters Engineering Limited (SFEL) worker suffered life-changing injuries after the explosion on 9 August 2013. Sheffie... Continue reading


Bus driver who ran red light wins unfair dismissal claim

A bus driver who ran a red light has won his case for unfair dismissal, after a judge ruled that a “five second” lapse in judgement should not discount more than 30 years of good service. Abdul Jabbar had worked for National Express W... Continue reading


Employers warned not to fall for pensions exemption scam

Employers are being warned not to fall for a scam involving the sale of fake certificates that suggest they do not have workplace pension duties. The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is investigating at least one company offering what it describes as 'Ce... Continue reading


Remote workers: new guidance on managing safety and wellbeing effectively

Line managers who supervise remote or distributed workers should work closely with occupational safety and health (OSH) practitioners to control the risks they face, a new study recommends. Nearly half of all workers in Western Europe (129.5 mill... Continue reading


All work should be fair and decent, says Taylor Review

An independent review into the implications of new forms of work on worker rights and responsibilities, as well as on employer freedoms and obligations, has been published by the Government.   Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working P... Continue reading


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