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Contractor fined £1.25 million after residents exposed to carbon monoxide fumes
November 2018

A subsidiary of UK housing contractor Willmott Dixon has been ordered to pay close to £1.5 million in fines and costs after residents were exposed to carbon monoxide (CO) fumes. Continue reading...

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Almost half of UK employees ‘disguising’ mental health problems as physical illnesses at work, study finds
November 2018

A new report has indicated that almost half of UK workers are ‘disguising’ their mental health issues as physical illnesses at work due to a fear of what their employers might think of them. Continue reading...

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Almost half of UK employees ‘disguising’ mental health problems as physical illnesses at work, study finds
November 2018

A new report has indicated that almost half of UK workers are ‘disguising’ their mental health issues as physical illnesses at work due to a fear of what their employers might think of them. Continue reading...

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Construction firm fined £1.25 million after gas leaks
November 2018

A subsidiary of UK housing contractor Willmott Dixon has been ordered to pay close to £1.5 million in fines and costs after residents were exposed to carbon monoxide (CO) fumes. Continue reading...

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Record number of workers missing out due to bosses not paying minimum wage
November 2018

Official figures have revealed that a record £15.6 million of underpayment to workers has been uncovered in the past year, prompting huge fines against employers. Continue reading...

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Company which trademarked greeting is accused of being ‘culturally tone-deaf’
October 2018

Fiji has accused a US bar chain of ‘heritage hijacking’ after trademarking ‘bula’ – a common island greeting which local people claim has huge cultural significance. Continue reading...

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New HMO laws could cost landlords £95 million
October 2018

New laws came into effect on 1 October 2018, which dramatically widened the scope of properties deemed to be “Houses in Multiple Occupation” (HMO). Continue reading...

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Will you accept our ‘summons’ to attend our latest mock disciplinary hearing?
October 2018

The employment team at Palmers will once again be summoning local businesses to the courtroom for a mock employment disciplinary meeting this autumn. Continue reading...

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NMW review reveals £15.6 million underpayment
October 2018

Minimum wage breaches by employers, including breaches of the National Living Wage, have cost workers from across the UK a combined total of £15.6 million in lost wages. Continue reading...

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What happens if my customers are not paying me?
October 2018

The UK is suffering from a so-called ‘late payments crisis’, with recent research suggesting that, on average, only 52 per cent of invoices issued by small businesses and freelancers are paid on time. Continue reading...