Archived News from 2007

Employment & HR

November

Stress, Harassment & Disability - Health & Safety Issues?

04/11/07

Most employers are aware of their duties and responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace as far as the prevention of accidents and physical injury is concerned. How many employers though consider their duties fully in respect of mental injury or incapacity? The health and safety obligations…

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August

The use of social networking sites

19/08/07

The recent dismissal of an Argos employee for his use of the popular website "Facebook" highlights the need for both employees and employers to carefully consider the use of the website and others like it. Tom Beech was sacked after setting up a group on the social networking website criticising his…

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June

Religious Dress

26/06/07

There has been much coverage recently in relation to the wearing of a veil as part of a woman's religious beliefs. Jack Straw's comments certainly caused a great deal of controversy and debate. A recent Tribunal decision in relation to whether a language teacher could wear a veil that concealed her face…

Cigarette Ban - What a Fag!

19/06/07

Publicans, restaurateurs and hoteliers may well be quietly thanking their lucky stars over the smoking ban, which commences in England on 1 July 2007. They will no longer have to meet the cost of cleaning ashtrays, clearing up cigarette butts and the more frequent cleaning of soft furnishings that…

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April

Protecting your business - Managing Key Personnel seminar

13/04/07

Key personnel can be your greatest asset but what happens when things become less than harmonious? Not all relationships last the full term and serious damage can be caused to your business if key personnel decide to set up in competition or move to one of your closest competitors. Experts from the…

Expansion to Employment team at Forbes Solicitors

05/04/07

Forbes Solicitors has appointed Solicitor Ruth Coffey in an expansion to their employment team. Ruth has wide ranging experience in employment law having previously worked with trade unions and their members as well as employer business clients. Disability discrimination is an area in which she…

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February

Preparing for the Smoking Ban

12/02/07

Legislation enacted under the Health Act 2006 will ban smoking in most enclosed workplaces and public places in England with effect from 1 July 2007. The ban also extends to work vehicles not used exclusively by one person. Whether starting from scratch in introducing a ban on smoking in the workplace…

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January

Increase in annual leave entitlement

11/01/07

The DTI has announced that the minimum holiday entitlement under the Working Time Regulations 1998 will be increased from 20 to 28 days per annum advises Forbes Solicitors. At present, some employers allow their staff to have the 20 days annual leave in accordance with the regulations. However, this…

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HR Manager
Kepak Convenience Foods

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Stephen Neaves
Manager
Piccadilly Garden & Support Service

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Commercial Director
E A Foulds Limited

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Sharon Jones
Hall Director
Samlesbury Hall

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Managing Director
Apeks Marine Equipment Ltd.

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