Human Resources Update on The Minimum Wage. From 1 April 2018, the National Living Wage will increase to £7.83 per hour for those aged over 25 and the National Minimum Wage will increase to £7.38 per hour for those aged 21-24 years; to £5.90 per hour for those aged 18-20 years; to £4.20 per hour for those 16-17 years; and to £3.70 per hour for apprentices who are under 19. Statutory sick pay (SSP) will increase to £92.05 per week.
Vicarious Liability – How to avoid it? The dictionary definition of vicarious is “taking the place of another as a substitute” and the application in safety law is similar with a company potentially liable for what is done (or not done) on its behalf by its employees.
Health and Safety Fines increased by 80%
Who Should Read This? You! If you are an employer, or have responsibility for a work site or premises. What are the Main Legal Requirements? Signs should be used if, after a risk assessment and sensible controls have been carried out and implemented a significant risk remains, which can be reduced by having them. You […]
The Sentencing Guidelines have changed, increasing fines and other punishments for more serious safety breaches.
It’s been exactly three years and three months to the day since the CDM Regulations 2015 came into force and since then, the UK has seen some considerable changes, including the change from a coalition to a Conservative majority and then more recently back to a partnership agreement with the D.U.P. As a country, we have seen net growth in population of just under 380,000 and economically we have grown, (but more slowly) in the last two years than previously and the construction industry represents just over 6% of the GDP.