Transport changes ADR 2023

28 July 2022

In this feature, Caroline Raine outlines the changes that are likely to be introduced in ADR 2023. These are just the draft changes expected and won’t be confirmed until later in the year. Many of the changes included derive from the 22nd revised edition of the UN Model Regulations, there are many others specific to road transport.

Forthcoming trade events August 2022

28 July 2022

This regularly updated events calendar notifies importers and exporters of forthcoming conferences, seminars/workshops, trade shows, trade missions and networking opportunities worldwide.

Harpur Trust v Brazel outcome: what this means for holiday calculations

28 July 2022

Brazel (the employee) was employed as a visiting music teacher on a permanent zero-hours term-time contract. This means she would only work during school terms (typically 32–35 weeks per year) and was not guaranteed minimum hours; her working time varied depending on the needs of the school pupils she taught instruments to.

Birmingham 2022: the HR implications of major sporting events

28 July 2022

On 28 July 2022, the XXII Commonwealth Games will start with a bang at an opening ceremony at Alexander stadium. With 1.2 million tickets sold and action taking place across 15 West Midland (and one London) venues, involving 6500 athletes and 72 teams, these games set to be a thrilling round up of the best sporting talent in the Commonwealth. But what has this got to do with businesses and HR specifically?

Calculating the 52-week average for holiday pay

28 July 2022

In the UK, the minimum statutory requirement for paid holiday each year is 5.6 weeks — this can include public holidays and is capped at 28 days. There have been significant changes to the law surrounding holiday pay in recent years, with regulations now stating that regular overtime and commission payments need to be included.

Classification of titanium dioxide

28 July 2022

Caroline Raine explores the discussions, considerations and history into the classification of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and the controversial decision to classify it as a carcinogen.

PiLON: Putting our people first

27 July 2022

PiLON recently became a 10-time International Safety Award (ISA) winner in the distinction category in the 2022 awards, reports Belinda Liversedge.