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4th June 2020

More Lighthouse Team Members Return from Furlough

We’re pleased to announce that 4 team members have returned from their stints on the government’s furlough scheme with effect from 1st June. Health & Safety consultants, Debbie Howell and Reece Hopkins are back in position, along with Administrator Scheilly Hernandez and Service Advisor David Armstrong. The Lighthouse team is now back up to over […]

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2nd June 2020

Non Disclosure Agreements – Ending Abuse of the Confidentiality Clause?

A Non Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”) or a confidentiality clause may be used by an employer to prevent an employee from disclosing information. Amid growing controversy in the use of NDAs in cases of criminal activity, sexual harassment, discrimination and whistleblowing, ACAS recently issued new guidance in the fair and proper use of such a document. […]

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29th May 2020

HSE Announce the Return of Proactive Inspections

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed to IOSH Magazine that they will re-engage ‘proactive’ inspections as the UK begins to return to work following the lockdown easing announced in mid-May. This means that employers should now be wary of the prospect of a visit from their local HSE office to monitor and review […]

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26th May 2020

Top Tips for Keeping on Top of Health & Safety

Introduction In these unprecedented times, we are all navigating uncharted waters and as Health & Safety consultants, our skills and ability to develop risk assessments, help businesses make informed risk-based choices, and protect their staff and customers from infection, people have never been more important. It is, of course, right that we are all focused […]

19th May 2020

Keep Calm and Carry on with your Capability Plan

When seeking to terminate the contract of employment through dismissal for performance, the employer must show a justifiable reason for it; namely that the employee has fallen below the standard of capability required to perform their role. Capability is contextualised with particular reference to health, physical or mental impairments as well as general performance issues […]

28th April 2020

Football Club Scores an Own Goal with Season Ticket Deductions from Wages

With Coronavirus impacting businesses and the immediate employment law challenges being faced, it could be easy to miss the introduction of an increase to the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”), taking hourly pay for people aged 25 and over to £8.72 (among other changes).  An employer perceived by an HM Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) enforcement officer […]