Health and safety concerns reign in work on white horse

10 Apr 2018

Health and safety officers have called a halt on work to North Yorkshire’s famous white horse due to safety concerns. Kilburn’s renowned hillside etching had been maintained by a group of volunteers, but the Forestry Commission, which owns the land


York’s gender pay gap widens by 50 per cent

10 Apr 2018

Councillors in York are calling for action to be taken, after it was revealed the pay gap between men and women in the city had grown by over 50 per cent. The figures relate to the past 11 years and


Advice on returning to work for local parents

10 Apr 2018

Hethertons will be taking part in another seminar; this time organised by Avacodo Events and aimed at parents returning to work following parental leave. Senior Associate, David Scott, will once again be on hand to provide a professional perspective on


Hammering the GDPR message home

10 Apr 2018

Maintaining the theme of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the importance of businesses becoming compliant before the new laws come into effect (25 May 2018), Hethertons Solicitors organised another talk on this most prescient of subjects. This time


Helping businesses get on track with GDPR

10 Apr 2018

Hethertons Solicitors is playing its part in ensuring local businesses are meeting their obligations with regards to their data management. With the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) set to become law on 25 May 2018, it has been decided it


Paternity pay case could have significant repercussions

1 Feb 2018

A case which could have major implications for paternity leave is set to be heard by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). Madasar Ali is pursuing a case against outsourcing firm Capita after he approached his employer seeking an extended period


Hethertons launches useful online quiz to help business prepare for GDPR

1 Feb 2018

With new data protection rules set to come into force in May, Hethertons is helping local businesses prepare with an interactive online quiz. The General Protection Data Rules (GDPR) will require businesses to alter the way they obtain, store and


Spike in Tribunal claims following Supreme Court ruling

1 Feb 2018

The number of Employment Tribunal claims rose dramatically in the months immediately following the end of a controversial fees system. In July last year, the Supreme Court ruled that the fees which had been imposed by the Government several years


Gig economy business accused of “blacklisting” worker

1 Feb 2018

A leading courier firm has faced allegations that it “blacklisted” a man who had previously pursued a successful Tribunal claim against a rival business. Andrew Boxer had won a legal battle against Excel, having argued he should be entitled to


Firms fined over asbestos failings

1 Feb 2018

Two Yorkshire-based businesses were fined last month, after putting both their workers and members of the public at risk of asbestos exposure. Leeds Crown Court heard that the now-liquidated Hallmark Design and Shopfitting began refurbishment works for Berry’s jewellery outlet