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Mar 2016

Chadwick Lawrence sponsors the Wakefield Hospice 2016 Sporting Dinner

Chadwick Lawrence were a lead sponsor of the Wakefield Hospice Sporting Dinner on Tuesday the 15th of March 2016 at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield. Wakefield Hospice celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015 and provides the highest level of symptom management and care for people who have been diagnosed with advanced active, progressive life threatening…

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30
Mar 2016

National Minimum Wage Increases

The Government has announced the National Minimum Wage increases which will be in place from October 2016. The Government has accepted recommendations from the Low Pay Commission in respect of the rates of pay. The minimum rates of pay from 1st October 2016 will be as follows:- Workers aged 21-24 – £6.95 per hour Workers aged…

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30
Mar 2016

Childcare Vouchers and Salary Sacrifice

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently held that it is not discriminatory to stop childcare vouchers, provided under salary sacrifice schemes, during maternity leave as they .  are part of the employee’s remuneration. The case did, however, make a distinction between vouchers provided as part of a salary sacrifice scheme and those provided on…

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30
Mar 2016

Vicarious Liability Explored

The Supreme Court has held that a supermarket chain was vicariously liable for an employee’s violent assault against a customer. This overturned the previous decision of the Court of Appeal, finding that there was a sufficiently close connection between the assault and the employee’s job which involved dealing with customers. Generally, employers will be liable…

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24
Mar 2016

Cancer scanners reduce the risk of surgery

A study has suggested that hundreds of thousands of patients could be spared from risky operations through the use of a scanner. Head and neck tumours are treated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy, currently followed up by an operation to confirm the outcome of the tumour following the treatment. The operation takes three hours and comes…

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24
Mar 2016

New Sentencing Guidelines Will Lead To More Risk Averse Behaviour

Terry Woolmer, head of health and safety policy for EEF, the manufacturer’s organisation, has stated that he believes the new sentencing guidelines will lead companies to adopt a risk averse landscape rather than drive health and safety forwards. Terry is concerned that the new guidelines, rather than driving health and safety forward, could undo the…

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