Zero hours contracts set for reform
Employees on zero hours contracts will be free to find work with more than one employer after the government moved to ban exclusivity clauses.
Court cases highlight need for LPAs
Almost 12,000 families a year are running up legal bills and facing delays in sorting out financial and health issues when their relatives become incapacitated, according to new research.
Ratings scheme gets a GRIP on slips
A new footwear slip resistance rating scheme has been developed to actively reduce slips and trips.
New guidance on employees’ rights in business transfers has been published to help employers.
An Essex firm making precast concrete stairs has been fined for safety failings after four employees fell when a stair mould collapsed beneath them at the company’s premises.
The Flexible Working Regulations 2014 that will come into force on 30 June 2014, giving all employees with 26 weeks’ service the right to request flexible working, have been formally published.
Employment law reforms were a key feature of the Queen’s Speech on 4 June, which has set out the government’s planned legislative programme for the coming year.
A company has appeared in court for safety breaches for the second time in just eight months after a forklift truck overturned at its Tyneside factory.
Owners and senior executives of the UK’s leading family firms have gathered in London for two days of talks and workshops.
Demand grows for shops
Shop vacancy rates have consistently improved over the last six months, say retail data specialists.