Greening your business: the legal stuff

2 July 2021

The Government’s landmark Environment Bill and its latest net zero commitments will bring in a new era of environmental regulations that could revolutionise the way businesses manage their products and services. John Barwise highlights some of those key changes and what they mean for the business community.

An update on right to work checks

1 July 2021

Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, details the most up to date guidance on right to work checks, including virtual right to work checks.

Green Innovations 2021

25 June 2021

Timothy and Caroline Hand take a look at new innovations to inspire your organisation to have a more sustainable future.

Vaping at work: e-cigarettes in the spotlight again

23 June 2021

Vaping has dramatically risen in popularity in recent years and is promoted as an aid to quitting cigarette smoking in the UK. Consequently, employers need to ensure they set out clear policies in order to deal with e-cigarettes in the workplace, particularly as evidence suggests vaping is less harmful to health than smoking. Vicky Powell examines the work-related health implications of these trends and a new Scientific Opinion from the European Commission.

High Court decision in Surrey oil production case

21 June 2021

On 21 December 2020, the High Court gave judgment in the case of R (on the application of Finch) v Surrey County Council. The case concerned an application for judicial review of the decision to grant planning permission related to oil wells.

Too hot to handle?

16 June 2021

Gordon Tranter summarises what employers and employees should know about the potential hazards of working outdoors during hot weather and how to manage them.

Is there a legal indoor working temperature?

14 June 2021

Complaints about hot, stuffy offices are a common feature of UK summers. As the frequency of summer heatwaves increases, employers need to consider the effect of the heat on employees and take the steps necessary to protect their health and welfare. Gordon Tranter looks at the issues of a maximum office temperature, the risks of working in hot conditions indoors and the actions that should be taken to prevent heat stress.

Homeworking: is the novelty wearing off?

9 June 2021

While many have decided that remote working is here to stay, many organisations are planning for a return to the workplace. Is the “home-sweet-office” the real future or is it back to commuting? Jon Herbert investigates.