All Change as Employment claims see two significant alteration to the claims procedure. Provisional dates for your diary in Summer 2013 and Spring 2014.
Building on our earlier guidance in the “for managers” section of the LorryLawyer and further to the news focus on this area on ITV’s Daybreak show on Friday 22 February 2013, we thought that now would be a good time to update our views on this contentious area.
Following a long standing area of grey law surrounding the EU Drivers’ Hours Exemption for Animal Waste, the Department of Transport have issued guidance clarifying the meaning of animal waste and who can rely on the national derogation.
Vikki Woodfine and Joanne Witheford ask why might HMRC or the UK Border Force (UKBF) seize a vehicle or trailer? What is the impact of seizure on operators and what should an operator do when faced with a seizure of its property?
Are you at risk?
Would you know if racial harassment is taking place within your workforce? Do you know what can amount to racial harassment? Most of us understand that unwanted physical conduct, intimidation, bullying, and racist slurs can amount to racial harassment. But what else? What about so-called ‘banter’ at work?
How should you respond if one of your drivers is charged with or convicted of a serious criminal offence? What are the options available to you as an employer if you learn one of your drivers is facing criminal proceedings for an offence committed outside of the course of their employment?
The recent case where a driver was tragically killed whilst attempting to couple his tractor unit to the trailer serves as a stark reminder of just how important it is to have robust, safe systems of work and ensure that they are followed.
A recent Employment Tribunal decision involving agency lorry drivers has shown how the Employment Tribunals are willing to have a broad interpretation of the Swedish derogation clause in the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWRs).