Workplace Health and Safety
An independent review of mental health at work, commissioned by the Prime Minister, has been published. The Stevenson/Farmer review calls on employers to adopt six mental health core standards covering mental health at work plans, employee awareness and open communication, … Continue reading
UK: ECJ ruling on breastfeeding risk assessments, Acas pregnancy/maternity guidance, and bereavement leave bill
In the Spanish case Ramos v Servicio Galego de Saude, the ECJ has ruled that it is insufficient for an employer to carry out only a general risk assessment where a breastfeeding worker’s role poses a potential risk to the … Continue reading
With a heightened awareness of officers’ WHS due diligence obligations, there is a risk the lines between governance at the board level and management at the executive level are blurred – which is potentially bad for safety. Steve Bell and … Continue reading
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This briefing summarises the Macron reforms to consolidate works councils and other employee representative bodies, through the ordonnance on “the new organisation of social and economic dialogue and encouraging the exercise and importance of trade union responsibilities”.
On 5 June 2017, the committee deliberating on the proposal to cap overtime made a written submission to the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare proposing to cap overtime to 45 hours a month, with an annual cap of 360 … Continue reading
Welcome to Health and Safety Frequency, where we touch on legal developments in Australian health and safety from the last three months and give you some more personal insights into what we and our clients are up to in the … Continue reading
HR practitioners will be aware that work rules are mandatory in certain jurisdictions in Asia once an employer reaches a specified number of employees. However, an often-overlooked area is whether employers must or should establish other types of employment-related policies … Continue reading
South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In has announced the Government's support for greater work-life balance for Korean employees, including proposals to curb Korea's notoriously long work days, broaden parental leave and ease the burden of childcare costs. Following President Moon … Continue reading
In Md Shohel Md Khobir Uddin v Chen Yongbiao and another  SGHC 109, the Singapore High Court (SGHC) awarded an individual working illegally 80% of the damages claimed for personal injuries suffered as a result of an employers' negligence. … Continue reading