A roofing contractor has been fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £3,415 in costs after one of its employees fell seven metres through a fragile roof.
The Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) forms changed back at the beginning of July with the aim of making them clearer and easier to complete.
A 27 year old man lost two of his fingers after his hand became severely mangled in a piece of machinery. The employee was working for a timber manufacturer when the incident happened and was working with a saw feeding and removing large pieces of timber.
A landmark ruling on a case concerning a last Will and Testament has caused a buzz in the legal world. We assume that our last Will and Testament will be honoured when we die, particularly if we have had it written up by a respected and competent solicitor but a recent, well publicised case could mean that this may not be the case.
Broadly speaking, it will look at the effect that the introduction of fees has had and will consider other factors that influenced trends in the number of tribunal cases brought. The review will also make recommendations for any changes to the structure and level of tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal fees.
There is no general duty on employees to tell their employer about misconduct or other past wrongdoings that they may (or may not) have been involved in. Some senior staff – directors, for example – owe fiduciary duties, and this puts them in a separate category of employees who are obliged to make these sorts of disclosures. For other members of staff, the wording of their contract tends to be the starting point when considering if there is such a duty. But what if the contact is silent or doesn’t go far enough? Can terms be implied?
What counts as ‘working time’? It’s a question that will continue to be asked as working patterns evolve.