Consultation under way on draft Code of Practice for flexible working

As part of the Government’s proposals under the Children and Families Bill announced last November, the right to request flexible working will be extended to all employees who have worked for the same employer for 26 weeks or more.  At present, the right to request flexible working is only available to employed parents of children under 5 or under 18 if the child is disabled.  The proposals are intended to promote a modern workplace to accommodate working families and support a modern economy.

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Introducing Driver First Assist

DWF’s Road Haulage & Logistics team are excited to introduce a new road safety initiative to you. Driver First Assist (DFA) is a not for profit organisation comprising drivers who have been trained to provide life saving first aid and manage the scene at a road traffic collision prior to the arrival of the emergency services.

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Obesity and disability: a dilemma for modern employers

In recent times the press and media have focused increasingly on the extent of obesity in “modern” society. In news items and reality shows commentators, with increasing frequency, refer to the “obesity epidemic”. A recent survey found that 22% of the general population is considered to be obese or morbidly obese. Amongst truck drivers this figure rises to 28%, posing significant potential problems to employers in the haulage industry.

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