Parental bereavement leave — an overview

29 January 2020

The Government has confirmed that the statutory right to take parental bereavement leave will come into force from 6 April 2020. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i details the background behind the new leave as well as the entitlement and notification procedure.

Differences between employment law in Great Britain and Northern Ireland

29 January 2020

One of the most common mistakes people make is to confuse the terms “Great Britain” and “the United Kingdom (UK)”. The distinction is important not just for geographers, but also for employment lawyers. Great Britain, quite simply, consists of England, Scotland and Wales. The UK includes England, Scotland and Wales, but also includes Northern Ireland (NI). In this article Lynda Macdonald outlines the differences in employment law between Great Britain and NI, and throughout, the term “Britain” is used to denote Great Britain.

Living with the unpredictable

29 January 2020

The British Safety Council will continue to campaign on issues such as ending the stigma around mental health problems in 2020, says Mike Robinson.

PPE webinar archive created by 3M

29 January 2020

Personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer 3M has created an online archive of its free webinars on the correct selection, use and maintenance of various types of PPE.

Food trends for the 2020s

28 January 2020

Consumers are more concerned, educated and vocal, thanks to social media, about food safety and health than ever before. Vicky Powell highlights some of the big food industry safety and health trends to watch out for in the next decade.