Hethertons February Employment Bulletin

Our aim is to keep you up to date with ideas and information that will help you gain the best possible advantages in working with us. This bulletin will be sent regularly to help achieve this aim, and we hope you enjoy reading them.

 

Care home prosecuted following elderly man’s death

A local authority has been fined £100,000 for health and safety failings following the death of an elderly man exposed to a deadly bacterial infection.

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Private messages at work can be read, European court rules

Employers are within their rights to read workers’ private messages sent during working hours, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled last month.

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Are you ready for the Living Wage laws?

Businesses need to ensure that they are ready for the introduction of the National Living Wage on April 1st.

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Greater protection for zero hours workers

Business owners who attempt to enforce “exclusivity clauses” in zero hours contracts could find themselves taken to Employment Tribunals in future.

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Legal highs and e-cigarettes pose new challenges for employers

It is important for all companies to think about an appropriate drug and alcohol policy in the workplace.

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BA workers win the day following row over dress code

Female staff at British Airways have won the right to wear trousers following the conclusion of a two-year dispute.

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