Managing legionella risks

15 January 2020

Mike Sopp reminds duty holders of the importance of reviewing their current legionella management arrangements so as to ensure they are complying with their legal duties, in the light of revised guidance.

Key dates for 2020

15 January 2020

This year will bring a number of key changes to employment law, as well as the usual rate changes. See below for the key dates that employers and employees should be aware of.

It might be time to try Dry January

24 December 2019

One of the most popular health campaigns that arrives in the New Year is Dry January — the event that encourages us to commit to an alcohol-free month.

Alcohol awareness in education — new guidelines

19 December 2019

New guidance published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) covers interventions in schools to prevent and reduce alcohol use among children and young people. Mia Hodgson looks at what the guidelines say and how they should be used.

National Minimum Wage — exemptions

11 December 2019

While most employees and workers will be entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW), there are certain groups who are exempt from this requirement, meaning they are free to agree their own rate of payment. Croner Taxwise explains the groups and where the exemptions lie.

Keeping children safe in education – what’s new?

27 November 2019

Keeping children safe in education, the statutory guidance on child safeguarding issued by the government for schools, was updated in September 2019. Martin Hodgson looks at the key changes in the new version and explores what schools need to do to ensure they are compliant.

Trends in public sector pay

13 November 2019

In this article, Tricia Palmer, HR consultant and leadership and personal coach, discusses recent trends in public sector pay and comments on the implications of pay freezes and the gender pay gap. She debates the comparisons between private and public sector pay and explores the Government’s ability to fund public sector pay awards.

Teaching and work-related stress

23 October 2019

Teaching staff report the highest rates of work-related stress according to the Health and Safety Executive. Michael Evans explores the causes and consequences.