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Dec
12
2014

More holiday pay headaches? When must holiday leave be carried over?

In another case relating to holiday leave, The Sash Window Workshop Ltd and another v King UKEAT/0057/14, comments by the EAT suggest that workers will be entitled to carry holiday..

Sep
11
2014

Should we follow Germany's example and ban emails to employees on holiday?

It was recently reported in the Guardian Newspaper that the German employment minister is considering new "anti-stress" legislation, including banning companies from contacting employees out of hours. She is quoted..

Jan
22
2013

The Extremes of Temperature

Chris Stops, one of Forbury People's HR Consultants, has written this blog for us: Given the cold snap we are currently experiencing, and the current run of seemingly unreliable and changeable..

Nov
16
2012

Spending cuts are affecting the health of UK workers, says TUC survey

The top safety concerns cited this year by union safety reps in the TUC's tenth biennial survey this year were stress, bullying and harassment, problems relating to being overworked and..

Sep
12
2012

Health and safety: less risk for your business?

The Government has announced a range of legislative measures aimed at boosting UK business growth.  According to BIS, from April 2013 the Government intends to introduce new rules that will exempt..

May
24
2012

Do I work longer hours than anyone else?

BBC News Magazine has published an online tool, Who works the longest hours? which allows you to compare the number of hours you work with the average hours worked by an employee from..

Apr
27
2012

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2012

The International Labour Organisation (ILO)'s World Day for Safety and Health at Work takes place on 28th April 2012. The theme this year is green jobs headlined as "promoting safety and..

Apr
19
2012

Self-employed drivers subject to 48 hour week

To accord with the EC Road Transport Directive, self-employed drivers will be become subject to the 48 hour average working week and the other provisions of the Road Transport (Working..

Sep
12
2011

Working Time & Compensatory Rest

Under the Working Time Regulations a worker is entitled to a daily rest break if their daily working time exceeds six hours...

Aug
23
2011

Many workers eating habits are unhealthy

The results of the Aviva Health in the Workplace survey published this week show that almost 1 in 3 (30%) of workers are unlikely to regularly take a lunch break..



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