Bank holidays — forcing staff to work

22 April 2022

I need staff to come into work over the May bank holiday. I do not recognise a trade union so there is no collective agreement to this effect. Can I force the staff to work on any bank holiday?

Bank holidays — forcing staff to take annual leave

22 April 2022

My staff do not have the entitlement to leave on bank holidays written into their contracts. This year I wish the business to close for a week over a bank holiday period.  How should I go about this?

Selling chemicals to the general public

22 April 2022

I am a chemical manufacturer and I have been asked by a member of the public to sell them some chemicals. It is mainly acids they would like, and they seem to have a legitimate reason for their use? Am I allowed to sell them to this member of the public?

Discovery of clandestine entrants

20 April 2022

What are the possible consequences if clandestine entrants are discovered concealed in one of my vehicles attempting to enter the UK unlawfully?

Continuing professional development

19 April 2022

How do we ensure doctors’ CPD also meets the needs of others in our practice, and how have the requirements for CPD appraisal changed during the pandemic?

Checking job applicants’ social media

19 April 2022

Ahead of next term’s recruitment round, we are reviewing our recruitment policy and procedures. Our HR admin assistant has suggested that we need to check job applicants’ social media accounts. Is this allowed?