Welcome to Blogs – personal articles written by Workplace Law consultants and experts giving their opinions, ideas and suggestions on a wide range of topics that affect businesses and the workplace.
They also comment on wider issues in the community, as well as bringing you up to date on the most important things that the people at Workplace Law are getting up to.
You can engage directly with the authors – whether you are agreeing, challenging or curious about something they have said – in the forum.
13 Nov 2013 6:00PM
On 14 November last year, my colleagues and I, whilst cruising the waves of social media, all had to ask the same question: what is this #wifm event going on, and why is it clogging up our twittersphere?! Quite unbeknownst to (and more fool) us, the Women in FM Special Interest Group were staging their inaugural WIFM Annual Conference at Channel 4, a get-together of the movers and shakers of the X chromosomes in the FM industry – and what a stir they were making! Never in my experience of conferences has a hashtag been used so widely – this was the social media coup marketing dreams ...
18 Oct 2013 10:22AM
I was always someone who ‘thought’ about volunteering, rather than actually ‘doing it’. When, earlier this year, Workplace Law offered all employees one day’s paid leave per year for a worthy cause, it gave me the push I needed. I knew straight away where I wanted to use ‘my time’. The Trussell Trust is a Christian charity that launches foodbanks to provide three days’ nutritionally balanced non-perishable food to people in crisis. There are now over 400 UK foodbanks, with two to three launching every week. The Trussell Trust estimates that there would need to be 750-1,000 foodbank...
23 Sep 2013 3:57PM
Anyone who gets involved with TUPE situations can understand that it can be a minefield of employees’ expectations and fears, due diligence and uncooperative transferors or transferees! Not to mention the various consultation hoops that we all have to leap through to ensure that we are compliant and minimise the risks of litigation. Having said that, in early September the Government published its response to the ongoing TUPE consultation process. There are a number of amendments which are being suggested to the Regulations, some of which will make it easier for businesses that are w...Click here to read more blogs
The Workplace Law website has been one of the UK’s leading legal information sites since its launch in 2002. As well as providing free news and forums, our Info Centre provides you with a ‘one-stop-shop,’ where you will find all the information you need to know to manage your workplace and fulfil your legal obligations.
It covers everything from CDM Regulations to updates on the first case to be tried under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act, as well as detailed information in key areas such as asbestos and fire safety.