Courts move towards higher tariffs on Health and Safety breaches

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Two high profile health and safety court rulings have caught the headlines this month, but the penalties imposed reflect the expected shift towards higher tariffs and businesses need to sit up and take notice say experts. First, fashion retailer Hugo Boss UK Limited was fined £1.2 million with costs of nearly £47,000 following a … Read more

Make sure your firm’s Xmas party isn’t a festive fiasco!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] As employers everywhere put the last-minute touches to their plans for the office Christmas party, it is important to highlight some of the legal issues that can rapidly turn the season of goodwill into a festive fiasco. Make no mistake, if things go wrong it can be one of the most potentially explosive … Read more

Tougher health and safety penalties on the way

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Businesses that break health and safety rules will face tougher penalties in future, following the recent granting of Royal Assent to the Health and Safety Offences Act 2008, which comes into force next January. Some of the changes are very significant. For example, the new act raises the maximum penalty that a lower court, … Read more

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