December 2017

December 2017

PR COVERAGE

EMPLOYMENT LAW AREAS TO WATCH IN 2018

2017 was an interesting year for employment law with Brexit, the gender pay gap, sexual harassment and the gig economy dominating the headlines and we can expect 2018 to continue in the same vein. ELAS employment law consultant Enrique Garcia takes a look at the areas to watch in the year ahead.

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THREE YEARS ON FROM ALLERGEN LEGISLATION , HOW ARE COMMERCIAL KITCHENS COPING ?

On 13th December 2014 the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation came into force, requiring food businesses to provide accurate information regarding the presence of 14 allergens in the foods they provide, including non pre-packed foods. Three years on from the introduction of this legislation, Fiona Sinclair, director of leading UK food safety consultancy STS, takes a look at what progress has been made, and what more still needs to be done:

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SUPERMARKET SELLS FOOD PAST ITS ' BEST BEFORE ' DATE FOR 10 P TO CUT WASTE

A supermarket chain has become the first big retailer to sell food that is past its "best before" date to cut down on food waste.

From now on, shoppers at the East of England Co-op's 125 stores will be able to buy a range of tinned goods like beans and as well as dried foods such as crisps, chocolates, cereals, nuts, cake, coffee, tea, pasta and rice for 10p.

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HOW BEST TO MANAGE STAFFING ISSUES AT THIS TIME OF YEAR

As we approach the festive season and 2017 draws towards a close, the question of holidays, seasonal illness and increased absence rates once again rears its head. As we saw recently with Ryanair, failure to properly schedule employee holidays and manage absences can cause chaos and put extra demands on your business.

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THE APPRENTICE : THE RISKS OF LYING ON A JOB APPLICATION

Lying on a job application can be very risky business for any hopeful applicant. What are employers looking for from their prospective applicants and how important is honesty in the process?

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BAKERY USED GRUBBY TENNIS RACKET TO MASH POTATOES

A North London bakery has been fined £152,823 after it was found to be using a tennis racket to mash potatoes.

The directors of Sweet Mahal and Doce Bakers, which both prepared food at the premises, appeared before Highbury Magistrates Court last week to answer charges, after an EHO inspection discovered the potato-covered racket in a bowl of boiled potatoes.

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KARREN BRADY FIGHTING SEXISM IN BUSINESS

The Apprentice candidate Siobhan Smith is under fire after appearing to suggest that only attractive women should sell to male customers.

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DOES DRESSING SMART EQUAL WORKING SMART ?

A third of workers feel judged by what they wear in the office, and around half (47%) wear a uniform to work, according to a recent study by clothing retailer, Banana Moon The survey of 2000 UK workers also found that almost a third (29%) said they struggled to find clothes that were suitable to wear to work. Understanding what was meant by smart/casual dress codes were thought to be part of the problem.

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SHOULD EMPLOYERS CHANGE CHRISTMAS PARTIES TO AVOID HARASSMENT CLAIMS ?

It’s the time of year when we usually focus on the dos and don’ts of the work Christmas party. However, with new sexual harassment allegations hitting the headlines almost daily, companies seem to be feeling more anxious about exposing themselves to the possibility of such a claim stemming from festive work gatherings.

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NMW LIST PUBLISHED . LAW COMPANY WARNS OF DAMAGE FOR FIRMS INCLUDED .

The government has released the latest list which names and shames employers who have failed to pay their employees the National Minimum Wage. The list of some 260 companies comprises 16,000 workers who have been underpaid by a total of £1.7 million.

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