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Employers urged to take measures as temperatures soar

With a series of heatwaves forecast, an employment law specialist is urging employers to take steps to prevent their staff becoming dehydrated and ill.  Although there is currently no statutory minimum or maximum workplace temperature, there is a recommended minimum. Guidelines from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) set a minimum

What businesses need from staff as GDPR deadline looms large

With the May 25 deadline to the new general data protection regulation (GDPR) approaching, a leading employment lawyer outlines a series of simple steps to set businesses on the path to compliance. Barry Warne, partner and head of employment law at hlw Keeble Hawson says a significantly raised standard for consent when

Workshop puts spotlight on absence management

An HR workshop on October 12 will help employers to manage absences in the workplace. The free participative event will be held at hlw Keeble Hawson’s Commercial House office on Commercial Street, Sheffield from 8.30am-11am. Delegates will learn about the main legal principles surrounding absence management and be invited to discuss case

Steps for employers to take after court ruling restricts rights to monitor staff at work

Employers are urged to check whether their IT policies are illegal following a landmark decision that restricts their ability to monitor employees’ emails and other electronic communications. The European Court of Human Rights agreed that a Romanian man’s right to privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human rights

HR Forum will help employers deal with poor performance and misconduct

Pictured is Barry Warne   An HR forum in Sheffield on 10 February will equip managers who have human resources responsibilities with guidance on managing poor staff performance and misconduct.    The free event will be hosted by hlw Keeble Hawson’s employment team at its Commercial House office on Commercial Street from 9.15am-10.15am. Barry

Yorkshire employers urged to check contractors’ status

Business owners in Yorkshire are being urged to check whether the contractors they commission are self-employed. The call from Barry Warne, partner and head of employment at hlw Keeble Hawson, follows an Employment Tribunal verdict which ruled that Uber drivers are ‘workers’ under the Employment Rights Act 1996. The ruling

Free HR forum will help employers boost staff performance

A morning HR forum on Wednesday in Sheffield will give decision makers an insight into handling difficulties such as disability dismissals, retirement and personality challenges and raising employee engagement and performance. The free event will be hosted by hlw Keeble Hawson, in partnership with Creative Sheffield, at its Commercial Street offices from