Common reasons for breach of NMW/NLW

16 March 2022

On the face of it, national minimum and living wage (NMW/NLW) seems like it should be straightforward. The Government sets the rate every year, it comes into force and that is what is paid. But, if that’s the case, how come so many employers get it wrong?

What is epilepsy?

16 March 2022

What are the symptoms and triggers of epilepsy and how can it be treated?

Epilepsy in the workplace

16 March 2022

Do you know your duties, as an employer, to people with epilepsy in the workplace? As Dr Lisa Bushby explains, “reasonable adjustments” are often very straightforward depending on the job and an understanding of what might trigger seizures.

Transport changes ADR 2023

16 March 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.

Russian sanctions Q&As

14 March 2022

Sanctions have been imposed on 900 individuals and dozens of companies and other entities following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

Pressure mounts to speed up progress on autism care

11 March 2022

Since the Winterbourne View scandal in 2011 and the uncovering of abuse at Whorlton Hall in 2019, there has been a recognition that the system needs to be reformed to prevent more failings in care for people with learning disabilities and autism. Last year the Government admitted that the pandemic had been a “setback” in efforts to reach this goal. By the end of last year there were suggestions that too little progress had been made in providing this group with the right, appropriate care. Christine Grey investigates the issue of whether policy and legislative reform achieved during 2021 will drive real change in care provision this year.