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Court hands recruitment firm largest fine and first custodial sentences after a TPR prosecution

A national recruitment agency, its directors and senior staff have been ordered to pay more than £280,000 for plotting to illegally opt workers out of their pension scheme. The prosecution of Derby-based Workchain Ltd and its staff has led ...


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International Workplace shortlisted for Learning Awards 2019

International Workplace has been shortlisted as a finalist at the Learning Awards 2019 in the ‘Learning Technologies Award’ category – its second major accolade in two months. The nomination showcases International Workplace&rsq...


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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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ICO takes action for failure to pay new data protection fee

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has begun formal enforcement action against 34 organisations that have failed to pay the new data protection fee. The data protection regulator has sent notices of its intent to fine the organisat...