October 2012

Is suspending you from work fair?

October 25, 2012

If you’ve been suspended from work or think that you might be suspended from your workplace because of allegations made against you then this could be a stressful and confusing time for you. Being suspended from work often means that there are potentially serious allegations being made against you. This could result in disciplinary sanctions […]

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“I’ve been dismissed for failing to take a drugs test. Is this fair?”

October 24, 2012

If you’ve been dismissed for failing to take a drugs test then whether the dismissal is fair or not depends on a range of factors. This includes (among other things) whether a fair investigation was carried out, whether a fair disciplinary procedure was undertaken, and whether your employer’s decision to dismiss you fell within the […]

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What Should Texas Labor Law Posters Have for Your Employees?

October 20, 2012

Guest post regarding labor law in Texas in the US. Why are labor law posters necessary? It is a requirement from the Federal Government and also the State of Texas for employers to openly display federal and state labor law posters in each employment facility. This ensures that the employees and applicants can view them. […]

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Dealing With an Unsafe Working Environment

October 19, 2012

Guest post regarding unsafe working environments in the UK. Numerous reports in the UK have proven our workplaces to be unsafe. As many as a quarter of construction sites have been deemed unsafe by the Health and Safety Executive and the rate of work related injuries and illnesses sustained across other industries remains high. When […]

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Understanding Compensation For Unfair Dismissal

October 17, 2012

Anyone who is considering or in the process of making a claim of unfair dismissal against their former employer will probably be hoping to receive some form of compensation for the hardships they have suffered. You should, however, have some understanding of what sorts of compensation you may receive should your case be successful to […]

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Nightclub Staff Could be Exposed to Noise Levels Over Four Times the Legal Limit

October 16, 2012
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The Dublin Institute of Technology recently undertook a study that found that nightclub and bar employees will probably be being exposed to levels of noise that far exceed the legal limit. The study found that a lot of this is down to the fact that many nightclub owners have either little understanding of relevant health […]

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“Shares 4 Rights” scheme mooted by Chancellor of the Exchequer

October 15, 2012

The pandemonium that is the Conservative Party conference engulfed Manchester last week. As is usual, the major party political leaders gave their speeches, with George Osbourne announcing something particularly interesting – the launching of an employee-ownership scheme which has been dubbed “Shares 4 Rights” in some quarters. This has received quite a bit of analysis […]

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The ongoing battle with age discrimination at work

October 9, 2012

Guest employment law blog post from Orbis Solicitors who have extensive experience in employment law cases, working for both employees and employers. They also offer personal injury, debt recovery and professional negligence expertise from their offices in Lancashire. When it comes to discrimination in the workplace, age is one of the most common factors cited. […]

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Recording a grievance meeting at work

October 8, 2012

If you’ve submitted a formal grievance to your employer then it’s likely that you’re unhappy with some aspect of your workplace. Whether your grievance relates to the way you’ve been treated at work, your colleagues’ attitudes to you or your workload it can often be a stressful and confusing time. Employees often distrust how their […]

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Labour Law in UK Needs At-Will Reform

October 6, 2012

The recent news that Business Secretary Vince Cable is mulling a reform package for Britain’s labour legislation can be seen as quite welcome. The country as a whole is mired in outdated worker laws that are adversely affecting the economy, and so reviewing and revising these statutes is necessary. Among Cable’s proposals are to introduce […]

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