Administration and employee contracts: what does Morrisons’ takeover of McColl's mean for employees?

27 May 2022

The purchase of a business as a going concern is relatively common, and the processes to follow are for the most part settled. In nearly all cases, the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employees) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) apply to the transfer of the employees’ contracts, rights and service over to the new employer/owner, who must honour these rights as though they were the ones to give them in the first place.

HR considerations of the monkeypox virus

27 May 2022

As cases of monkeypox begin to rise in the UK, there has been speculation that this will become the new coronavirus. However, this is far from the truth. Monkeypox is a rare viral infection, which is generally mild and self-limiting, and poses a very low threat to the wider public. It is not easily transmissible, full recovery is expected and treatment is available through the smallpox vaccine. This being said, it is still natural for employers to be prepared for what steps they need to take to manage this outbreak.

Chemical database

26 May 2022

The Croner-i chemicals database contains over 110,000 chemicals records which are collated into single, comprehensive reference chemical charts. It is continually reviewed and frequently updated.

Deregulation: time to change the story

26 May 2022

We need to create a public debate about the benefits of having sensible rules to protect people’s health and safety and the environment, argues Matthew Holder.

Why domestic abuse is a workplace safety issue

26 May 2022

Employers can play a vital role in supporting victims of domestic abuse, through steps like creating a culture where employees feel comfortable asking for help, says Lucy Horitz.

Compiling safety data sheets: REACH Annex II

25 May 2022

Caroline Raine discusses the forthcoming changes to safety data sheets following the publication of the REACH Annex II regulations (2020/878). The regulations were published in July and will require all safety data sheets to be updated by the end of December 2022. It will apply from 1 January 2021.

Chemical Strategy for Sustainability

25 May 2022

In this feature Caroline Raine gives us an overview of the European Commission and European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Chemical Strategy for Sustainability and lets us know what we should be expecting.

Your post-Covid brand

25 May 2022

As your business looks beyond the pandemic, what does post-Covid-19 branding look like? Have the components of a brand shifted? Are consumers looking to the brands they trust to evolve? Dave Howell reports.