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Tougher Safety Sentences

    The Sentencing Council has published new guidelines for sentencing of health and safety prosecution cases which could have a massive impact on those who breach health and safety law. The guidelines, which come into force in England and Wales from 1 February 2016, apply to prosecutions taken under the Health and Safety at…

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Top tips for avoiding discrimination in recruitment

    It is essential that you get the right candidate as recruitment can be a costly and time-consuming business. There’s also legislation governing discrimination that employers need to be mindful of to avoid future claims of unlawful discrimination, says Amy Paxton, Manager & Senior Legal Adviser at Croner. Essentially, to avoid unlawful discrimination claims,…

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90% of SME Employees Are Happy With Their Pay

  90% of employees in SME companies have never raised concerns about their pay, according to new research carried out by Croner Reward on behalf of Peninsula Business Services, experts in employment law, HR and health & safety. Assessing Peninsula’s client base and advice records Croner Reward found that just 10% of employees raised a…

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Protect your business and employees this winter

  With wintry conditions set to affect most of the country, employers need to make sure they have the right procedures in place to deal with the inevitable chaos it will bring. Health and safety challenges Croner’s Health and Safety expert, Stephen Thomas, is urging employers to set clear guidelines to help their employees understand…

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Are you ready for the Living Wage?

    The eagerly anticipated introduction of a new, and compulsory, National Living Wage (NLW) has thrown many employers into a state of frenzy given that it will entitle all employees aged 25 and over and only paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW) a wage bump of 50p an hour with from April 2016. This…

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