Time off for Religious Festivals
  September 24 2015

Many schools may be aware that there are a number of religious festivals that take place at this time of year (or that are due to take place shortly) including Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Eid and Navatri

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Change to Working Time - Applicable only for those without a fixed place of work
  September 14 2015

Following the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Thursday, you may have seen a lot of information on the news regarding changes to working time and ensuring compliance with the Working Time Regulations.

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STPCD 2015
  August 17 2015

The STPCD 2015 was published last week and will become effective on 1 September 2015.

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Employment Law Updates - July 2015
  July 15 2015

As the holidays draw closer we thought we'd provide a brief update on recent developments regarding educational employment matters, please see a summary of these below.

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HSE Prosecution - Tallescopes
  July 10 2015

If your school uses a tallescope or a scaffold tower you should be aware of the following HSE prosecution. Stafford Borough Council was fined after an incident at a theatre in which a worker suffered fractured bones in his back and as a result was unable to bear weight on his right leg for four weeks.

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HSE Prosecution
  April 14 2015

The governors of a school in Kent have been prosecuted after a pupil was severely injured when he was hit by a shot put during a routine multi-sport PE lesson in June 2014.

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Employment Law Updates - April 2015
  April 14 2015

There are some significant changes to employment law as of 5 April 2015, particularly in the area of family leave. The headline news is the introduction of shared parental leave, but various other changes have also taken effect.

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Construction Design and Management (CDM) - Regulation Change
  March 24 2015

The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007 have been amended and CDM 2015 will be released on 6th April 2015.

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E-Cigarettes
  March 19 2015

Electronic cigarettes have become increasingly popular in the last 12 months but most employers are unsure of how to treat them. On the one hand employers want to be seen to assist employees who use them to stop smoking. However, some also feel that if they don’t treat e-cigatettes in the same way as normal cigarettes, it may undermine the existing smoking restrictions in force on the employer’s premises.

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Updated guidance from the Department for Education regarding Disqualification
  March 09 2015

As a result of the high volume of complaints and criticisms which followed the DfE guidance issued in October 2014 regarding the Childcare Act 2006 and specifically the implications of the disqualification sections, the DfE have recently issued new guidance.

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