28th January 2015

Fees in the Employment Tribunal are here to stay (for now)

Unison has now had two attempts to have the requirement for claimants to pay fees in the tribunal system struck out. Currently for a claimant who does not qualify for remission to claim unfair dismissal they have to pay £250 to issue their claim and then £950 to have a hearing. If they are seeking to recoup unpaid wages they have to pay £160 to issue the claim and £230 for a hearing, often more than the wages they are claiming!

28th January 2015

Obesity - Live Long and Prosper?

65% of the world’s population live in countries where being overweight or obese kills more people than being underweight. Obesity has serious adverse consequences for morbidity, disability and quality of life and entails higher risk of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, several common forms of cancer, osteoarthritis and other problems.

23rd January 2015

Bob Casey is new Operations Director at London Irish

Bob Casey has been appointed to the new position of Operations Director of London Irish. Casey, who will be responsible for the Club’s rugby and commercial activities, has also joined the main Board of the Club.

Posted by Pitmans on 23rd January 2015 in Sport

22nd January 2015

New CDM regulations

On Friday 9 January 2015 the Health and Safety Executive published draft Guidance on the new Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015. It is expected that the new regulations will come into effect on 6 April 2015 for new and existing projects. For projects already underway on that date clients will have 6 months to comply with certain aspects of CDM 2015. There are new special provisions for Domestic Clients. Breaches of the new rules may result in criminal liability for which the maximum penalty is an unlimited fine or 2 years imprisonment, or both.