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  • Keeping Children Safe in Education - Consultation

    27 February 2018

    On 14 December 2017, the Department for Education (DfE) launched a consultation on the proposed changes to “Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE)”. Many of the proposed changes are in response to requests from schools, seeking further clarification, and some are technical. The DfE also asked for views on a new advice document covering sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges. The consultation closed on 22 February 2018.…

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  • Spring 2018 Update for Schools

    27 February 2018

    Welcome to the Spring 2018 Update for Schools. We hope that you will find this informative and useful in keeping you up to date.…

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  • Craley Group - The South's Most Innovative Companies

    23 February 2018

    Craley Group delivers infrastructure technology whilst saving time, money and demands on the environment. It began with a basic concept of delivering cable to domestic properties without having to dig up the garden. The organisation's Chief Executive Officer, Andy Harris talks about the ways in which his firm are innovative…

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  • MR Solutions - The South's Most Innovative Companies

    23 February 2018

    MR Solutions is the only British manufacturer of MRI scanners and one of only a few in the western world. It is a world leader in MRI technology alongside a developer and manufacturer of the world’s first range of commercial, superconducting, cryogen-free (dry magnet), benchtop MRI systems. Founder and CEO, David Taylor talks about the innovation taking place within his organisation. …

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  • Stanhope-Seta - The South's Most Innovative Companies

    23 February 2018

    Stanhope-Seta designs and manufactures test equipment and quality control instruments which are mostly used in the oil industry. Organisation Director, Giles Verity discusses the various ways in which the organisation are branching out and innovating. …

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  • ‘Sleeping on the job’: revisiting National Minimum Wage requirements for sleep-in shifts

    23 January 2018

    The decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the three joined appeals of Focus Care Agency Ltd v Roberts, Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Frudd v Partington Group Ltd [2017] will come under scrutiny by the Court of Appeal in March when it will consider whether it is satisfied with the EAT’s approach to the correct treatment of sleep-in shifts under the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015.…

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  • Employment Law Update - January 2018

    23 January 2018

    Welcome to the January 2018 Employment Law Update. We hope that you will find this informative and useful in keeping you up to date.…

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  • Protected conversations can be waived if a dispute arises over the termination date

    23 January 2018

    In the recent case of Basra v BJSS Limited, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘the EAT’) has ruled that an Employment Tribunal (‘ET’) can hear evidence relating to protected conversations under section 111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (‘Section 111A’) if there is a dispute about the effective date of termination.…

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  • Covert recording of workers whilst at work is a breach of privacy

    23 January 2018

    It has been held by the European Court of Human Rights that conducting covert recordings of employees whilst they are at work is in breach of Article 8 of the Human Rights Act, which states that everyone has a right to respect for private and family life.…

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