Question of the week

What is the law regarding Fire Doors?
4 August 2014 - As somebody whose previous job was to supply certificated fire doors and hardware to contractors its been both interesting and eye-opening to see the poor state of fire doors and escape doors installed in public buildings. Read more...Question of the Week*
We Recently Made Some Employees Redundant But Have Now Become Much Busier. Do We Have To Offer Them Their Jobs Back?
23 July 2014 - In the current economic climate, it's difficult to know how what the future holds, so sometimes even an upturn in orders can lead to unexpected problems. Read more...Question of the Week*
What do I need to get examined and tested as part of my LEV testing?
15 July 2014 - Please do not forget that spray booths and portable systems for power hand tools should also be included in such inspections so make sure that those carrying out your inspections are aware of this requirement. Read more...Question of the Week*
When do I need to automatically enrol my staff into a pension scheme?
9 July 2014 - Employers need to be aware of some fundamental changes to workplace pensions as they will be obliged to meet the legal requirements for automatic enrolment. Your existing arrangements might already meet these provisions but if they don’t you really need to start planning now. Read more...Question of the Week*
I Have A Work Experience Student Due In The Workshop Next Week. What Provisions Should I Make?
16 June 2014 - Any young person on a work experience scheme is deemed to be the employee of the person providing the work experience and this will be you. Read more...Question of the Week*
What Should I Do When Investigating An Accident?
2 June 2014 - Accidents happen – even to the best operators – so it’s important to know what the law requires you to do if you or your colleagues have an accident. They are unexpected and often traumatic but you still need to be prepared. Read more...Question of the Week*
My business also installs windows. Will we need an MTC card in order to remain in a Competent Person Scheme from June 2014?
30 May 2014 - Companies registered with FENSA, BM TRADA, BSI, Certass or Network Veka, will need to prove their competence through a Minimum Technical Competencies (MTC) by the 6th June 2014. Read more...Question of the Week*
In what circumstances can I deduct costs from the wages of an employee?
26 May 2014 - A deduction from wages occurs when the wages paid to the employee are less than the total amount properly due to them on that occasion. There are three specific situations where lawful deductions may be made... Read more...Question of the Week*
Tips on managing staff during the 2014 Football World Cup
6 May 2014 - With little over a month before the 2014 World Cup kicks off, it is important that employers are aware of how to deal with any potential disruptions that such an event may bring. Read more...Question of the Week*
Is there a way for me to get my business rates lowered?
29 April 2014 - There are a number of schemes in place for business rates relief which depend on where you are and you will generally need to apply through your local council. Read more...Question of the Week*
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