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Employees’ rights at work during cold weather

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Discover more on employees’ rights during hot and cold weather conditions with our guide that’s designed to equip employers with the knowledge they need to ensure their workforce’s health and safety.

A legal guide to apprenticeships for employers

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An apprenticeship is a role that combines practical work experience with learning assessments in a real working environment. Apprenticeships help people to learn a specific job role while gaining industry-specific skills.

A guide to ‘deepfakes’ and how they can impact your business

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In 2017, deepfakes first appeared on the internet, so-called because they are generated using a deep learning method known as generative adversarial networks (GANs). In early 2023, the president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, said that deepfakes were ‘the most concerning aspect about the development of artificial intelligence‘. Although the images and videos generated this way […]

Managing Conflicts of Interest In The Workplace

Conflict of interest in the workplace

As a business owner or manager, you have a responsibility to identify and address conflicts of interest in your workplace. Failure to do so can negatively impact your company’s reputation, finances, and employee morale. What Are Conflicts Of Interest? A conflict of interest arises when an employee’s personal interests interfere with their ability to make […]

The Best HR Books of 2023: Essential Reads for UK Employers and HR Professionals

The Best HR Books of 2023

Whether you’re steering an HR department, mentoring a team, or running an entire business, it’s crucial to keep your finger on the pulse of the latest trends in human resources. Why? Because a well-informed leader is an empowered one, better equipped to create a motivated workforce, foster an inclusive environment, and propel your business to […]

Aggression in the Workplace – What the law says

Aggression in the workplace

As an employer, it is important to understand your legal responsibilities when it comes to addressing and preventing aggression in the workplace. Aggression in the workplace is a serious issue that can have significant negative consequences for both employees and employers. From verbal abuse and physical assault to intimidation and threats, workplace aggression can cause […]

Adequate Welfare Facilities For Employees – What Are The Legal Liabilities?

Adequate Welfare Facilities For Employees - What Are The Legal Liabilities

In the UK, employers have a legal responsibility to provide adequate welfare facilities for their employees. These responsibilities are outlined in various pieces of legislation, including: The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 – These regulations set out the requirements for the provision of welfare facilities in the workplace. The regulations require employers to […]

Can Sole Traders Have Employees?

can sole traders have employees

Business owners who operate as sole traders may ask themselves, “Can I have employees?”. The answer is yes. But you will need to update your status with HMRC by registering as an employer, following employment laws and regulations, including contributing to your workers’ pension pots and considering additional workplace insurance cover such as employers liability […]