SMEs are the backbone of the British economy

11 Feb 2015

A new report has revealed the key contribution that family businesses make to the UK economy.


Small businesses the victim of bullying tactics

11 Feb 2015

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has highlighted “questionable” payment practices that it says could cripple smaller companies


Watchdog urges firms to be aware of health and safety laws

11 Feb 2015

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is marking its 40thanniversary with an appeal for Yorkshire businesses to make the wellbeing of workers their top priority for the upcoming financial year. 


‘Twitter’ case considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal

11 Feb 2015

A recent case referred to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), has illustrated the importance of companies having a comprehensive social media policy in place


Tories unveil proposals to limit pay-offs

14 Jan 2015

Public sector pay-offs will be capped at £95,000 under plans announced by the Conservative Party this month.


Battle lines drawn in landmark equal pay case

14 Jan 2015

A date has been set for what is shaping up to be one of the most important employment cases of 2015.


Loss of sick pay compensation scheme starts to hurt smaller firms

14 Jan 2015

Many small businesses are struggling to adjust after losing the right to reclaim costs attached to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).


Row over tribunal fees rumbles on

14 Jan 2015

A decision by ministers to introduce a new fees regime for Employment Tribunals is set to come under fresh scrutiny, following a recent survey.


Attempt to set the record straight on health and safety legislation

14 Jan 2015

A watchdog has warned companies about blaming bogus health and safety laws for poor customer service.


European court says “obesity could be a disability”

14 Jan 2015

The EU’s highest court has ruled that obesity can constitute a disability in certain circumstances, setting a precedent which could have major repercussions for employers across the continent.