New Zero Hours Contracts Legislation

On 11th January 2016, legislation came into force that permits workers or employees engaged under a zero hours contract to claim compensation if they are subjected to a detriment or dismissed because they work for other employers. What is a Zero Hours Contract? Zero hours contracts are casual contracts where the employer is not obliged […]

Reading employee’s work messages is not a breach of privacy

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has published its judgment in the case of Bărbulescu v. Romania and confirmed that an employer who read an employee’s private instant messages had not breached the employee’s right to privacy. The Claimant, Mr Bărbulescu, was employed by a private company, as an engineer. At his employer’s request, […]

Meet the Team – Nkolika Oraka

Welcome to the fourth in our series of team interviews. Each month, we’ll be asking a member of our team to tell us more about them and their involvement with rradar. This month, it’s time to hear about rradar station advisor, Nkolika Oraka. When did you first become involved with rradar? I started working for […]

2016 – changes to the Insurance market

  Without doubt, 2016 will bring significant changes to the UK insurance market. As we begin a new year, the repair and replacement work will continue for those individuals, families and businesses affected by last month’s devastating floods. The issue of flooding is likely to remain high on the agenda for many associated with insurance. […]

Winter and Health & Safety

Winter is here and with it comes a new set of challenges for any business. To reduce the risks, the following areas should be considered carefully: Less daylight Remember that an employer has a legal duty to provide safe access and egress. Are all your lights working, especially external dawn to dusk sensor-operated floodlights? These […]