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Asbestos Awareness Week dedicated to campaign “Hear Asbestos. Think Prevention”

Last year, Linda Reinstein, President/CEO, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) produced a blog post for us in the lead up the Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2014, and again this year, Linda has offered her views as Global Asbestos Awareness Week kicks off today. The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is pleased to be launching Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) f...

Key employment law changes – April 2015

April 2015
Last week we updated you on the changes to shared parental leave, which takes full effect from 5 April 2015. While this is possibly the most significant development for April 2015, there are other employment law changes that organisations must be aware of. Additional paternity leave On 5 April 2015, the right of fathers to take additional paternity leave is abolished (as it is replaced b...

The cost of waste crime

Fly tipping waste dump hazard
The cost of waste crime to the UK economy is reported to be in the order of £568m a year according to a recent Environment Services Association report (Waste Crime: Tackling Britain’s Dirty Secret, 2014). Some of this cost is being borne by landowners required to clean up waste illegally deposited by their tenants. In response, Defra is consulting on proposed enhanced enforcement powers a...