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Supreme Court rules ‘self-employed’ Pimlico Plumber engineer was entitled to worker’s rights

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by Pimlico Plumbers over the employment status of a plumbing and heating engineer in what has been called a landmark ruling for workers in the gig economy.

Steel Fabrication Company Director Disqualified For Evading Fine

An engineering boss who liquidated his company and set up a new business to avoid paying a fine after a worker was seriously injured has been disqualified from serving as a director for six years.

Balfour Beatty repeatedly put workers at risk of developing HAVS

A division of infrastructure giant Balfour Beatty has been fined £500,000 after exposing workers to the risk of developing hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) for nine years. Balfour Beatty repeate

The General Data Protection Regulations 2018

The General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR) will come into force in May 2018. GDPR aims to facilitate the free flow of personal data whilst ensuring a high level of data security. The data

£3m fine for Spanish firm after worker with unsecured harness dies in fall

A principal contractor from northern Spain, hired to demolish redundant machinery at an alumnium reprocessing works in Wales, has been fined £3m after one of its workers fell to his death. The fat