Government’s New “Fit for Work” (“FfW”) Scheme Rolled Out

The Government’s FfW scheme was launched in December 2014 and provides access for employees, employers and GPs to an advice line. Employers and GPs are also able to refer employees for occupational health assessments free of charge.

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Review of Tribunal Fees Announced

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has announced that his department will be carrying out an urgent review of the employment tribunal fees system. The finds are expected to follow in a matter of weeks.

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E-Cigarettes at Work

The use of e-cigarettes at work is currently a hot topic. A recent tribunal case has confirmed that employers should update their policies to make sure that their position on vaping in the workplace is clear.

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The Battle of the Forms; Whose Terms and Conditions Apply?

On Friday 13 February, 2015 the High Court handed down its judgement on the case of Transformers & Rectifiers Ltd v Needs Ltd [2015] EWHC 269 (TCC). The Court's decision highlights the importance of ensuring that when seeking to rely on your own standard terms and conditions, sufficient steps must be taken to ensure that the other party is given reasonable notice of both the terms and conditions and your intention to rely on them.

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Made in Manchester Awards

Paul McGlone, Business Development Director at Turner Parkinson opened the Made in Manchester Awards at the Hilton Hotel on 5 February with his “Chairmans Welcome” in front of more than 450 guests.

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