HR Issues – TUPE

TUPE The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) Regulations preserve employees’ terms and conditions (except for certain occupational pensions) when a business or undertaking, or part of one, is transferred to a new employer or there is a change…

Legal Issues – Apprentices

A recent case in the Inverness Employment Tribunal (ET) has highlighted one of the main risks in recruiting apprentices in Scotland, namely that early termination of the apprenticeship can give rise to a breach of contract claim. In Kinnear v…

Health & Safety – Company fined in caustic soda accident

On the 3rd January this year, Newcastle Crown Court heard a case where two employees had received serious burns whilst cleaning a pipe system. The employees worked for PSL Worldwide Projects Ltd, an engineering company who are now in liquidation,…