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New guidance issued on preventing illegal working
May 2014

The government has issued new codes of practice for employers on preventing illegal working and avoiding unlawful discrimination while doing so. Continue reading...

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Dock company in court after worker’s leg crushed
May 2014

An Essex dock company has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered serious leg injuries when an operation to unload a cargo container went wrong. Continue reading...

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Dock company in court after worker’s leg crushed
May 2014

An Essex dock company has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered serious leg injuries when an operation to unload a cargo container went wrong. Continue reading...

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4,000 contact new Early Conciliation service
May 2014

Around 1,000 people a week have been using a new service designed to help employers and employees settle workplace disputes more quickly and efficiently. Continue reading...

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Zeroing in on zero hours contracts
May 2014

Zero hours contracts have been hitting the headlines over recent months. A government consultation on the issue that closed in March attracted more than 30,000 responses while Labour leader Ed Miliband pledged in April to introduce a package of zero hour contracts reforms if Labour won the 2015 general election. Continue reading...

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Scaffolding firm fined over ladder fall
May 2014

A Birmingham firm has been fined thousands of pounds after a worker suffered life-changing injuries in a fall of just two metres from a ladder. Continue reading...

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Mothers who have children by surrogacy not protected by EU law
May 2014

Two recent rulings in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) have highlighted that there is no breach of EU discrimination laws where mothers who have children via surrogacy are denied maternity or adoption leave or pay. Continue reading...

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Criminal defence team focuses on quality service
May 2014

Facing the prospect of a criminal investigation or criminal proceedings is a difficult stressful experience, with the potential for life-changing consequences, which is why early, expert advice is essential. Continue reading...

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Home sales surge continues, say surveyors
May 2014

The average number of homes sold per chartered surveyor hit its highest level in April for more than five years, according to new research. Continue reading...

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Insolvencies fall but IVAs rise
May 2014

The number of people becoming insolvent has fallen in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest figures. Continue reading...