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The hourly rate which organisations found to be in material breach of health and safety laws must pay to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for its time has increased from £129 to £154 per hour, with effect from 6 April 2019. 09 Apr 2019
The Hong Kong government is proposing to hike the penalties imposed for violations of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) laws in a bid to improve standards and bring the jurisdiction in line with its international peers. 18 Mar 2019
Automotive manufacturers selling vehicles in China are subject to strict rules governing product safety and must follow procedures set by a regulator when undertaking recalls. Manufacturers face financial losses, regulatory fines and significant reputational...
European law requires food businesses to ensure that only food which is safe is placed on the market. These requirements affect all stages of production, processing and distribution of food.
The criminal law imposes duties on both employers and suppliers to ensure that products provided for use at work are safe and free from risk. Failure to discharge these duties exposes businesses to the prospect of investigation by the regulators.
Almost two years ago a new guideline for the sentencing of health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences (the Definitive Guideline) was published which came into force on 1 February 2016, for offences sentenced...
Retailers are expected to protect anyone who enters their premises from harm, by removing or controlling risks to employees, volunteers, contractors or members of the public.
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Plans to require judges and magistrates to consider additional contextual information when weighing up aggravating and mitigating factors during the sentencing process for particular offences have been published for consultation by the Sentencing Council.... 13 Mar 2019
A new taskforce to help support school leavers' transition into higher education can deliver real improvements to students' mental health and wellbeing, according to legal experts active in the higher education sector. 08 Mar 2019