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25
Jul 2014

Huddersfield Town and Chadwick Lawrence has renewed its partnership ahead of the 2014/15 Championship season.

Chadwick Lawrence was one of the first partners during the Club’s ‘New Era’ when they joined ahead of the 2008/09 season. Over the last couple of years Chadwick Lawrence and Town have teamed up to host the popular ‘Yorkshire Business Forum’. The last four forums have seen famous sports broadcaster Jon Motson, former England Manager…

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24
Jul 2014

Time off for Ante-Natal Appointments

The Employment Rights Act 1996 has allowed pregnant employees and agency workers to take paid leave from their employer to attend antenatal appointments during the course of their pregnancy. This right applies irrespective of length of service or the number of hours worked. A wide range of activities may fall under the definition of antenatal…

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24
Jul 2014

Is Obesity a Disability?

A case in the European courts has considered whether or not severe obesity may be protected under EU anti-discrimination legislation; the decision could have significant implications in the way the Equality Act 2010 is interpreted in the United Kingdom going forwards. In the instant case, a Danish employee worked as a childminder and had a…

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24
Jul 2014

Management Matters

Each edition Jackie Astbury, our Training Manager, will look at the ‘managerial side of life’ and focus on management development, providing guidance, tips, techniques and practical advice on an assortment of topics including performance management, conflict management, time management and many more. According to statistics, meetings are named as the number one time waster in…

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16
Jul 2014

Maternity closures brought about through staff and bed shortages

Many maternity units have had to close in England in the last 12 months, the most common reason being due to lack of beds or shortage of staff, with 51% of 121 respondents temporarily closing units in 2013. Dr Dan Poulter, Health Minister, has said that units had closed only on “limited occasions”.  He said…

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11
Jul 2014

Cooling treatment for babies helps to reduce longer term brain damage and disabilities, such as cerebral palsy

A study published by the New England Journal of Medicine has shown that newborns who had been deprived of oxygen at birth and given cooling treatment had a greater chance of having a higher IQ at school age than if they hadn’t received the treatment. Experts say that the study confirms the therapy has long-lasting…

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