A look back

10 June 2019

Michael Evans considers some of the contributions that have been made in recent years in the areas of health and safety.

Sick notes — a guide for employers

5 June 2019

Staff members with certain ailments need time off work for treatment and recovery. How does the process work? Health Assured, the wellbeing services provider, describes the current system of sick notes (or statements of fitness for work) and how employers can obtain them, and outlines what details a sick note should cover.

Ofsted’s report on knife crime

3 June 2019

There is growing concern about knife crime and the possession of knives on school property. A recent Ofsted report has looked at the issue in London. Suzanne O’Connell reports on what they found and where schools might go from here.

Education legislation update — May 2019

10 May 2019

John Fowler, Independent Commentator, and Policy Manager, Local Government Information Unit, looks back at recent legislation on school education, and what might come next.

Health, safety and goodwill during Ramadan

1 May 2019

At Ramadan, participating employees often have to manage extra physical and mental stresses, fatigue and dehydration. Jon Herbert describes how flexibility, discussion and forward planning from employers can help everyone involved.

Dismissal before a TUPE transfer

1 May 2019

Few issues in employment law worry employers more than dealing with the complex rules involved in the transfer of a business or service: the dreaded Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations — usually known as “TUPE”.

Providing support to carers in the workplace

1 May 2019

With an ageing population, UK employers are experiencing an increase in numbers of those within their workforce who are undertaking unpaid care. In 2019, research by Carers UK revealed that one in seven of all workers have caring responsibilities that they are managing alongside their professional lives, with over two million having reduced working hours in order to meet their responsibilities. A staggering nearly 2.6 million people are reported to have given up work in order to care full time, with around 600 people leaving work every day over the past two years.