Monthly Archives: January 2014

Cyber Liabilities – how to protect your business

Under the Data Protection Act, companies dealing with and storing sensitive and personal information digitally must take the proper measures to ensure this data is never compromised. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of business owners to protect their clients’ data. Failing to do so can result in a data breach, which costs companies billions of pounds […]

Employment Law changes being introduced today (31.01.14)

In the world of employment law, a lot of time in 2013 was spent discussing TUPE (via Government consultation).  This is the legislation which protects the employment of employees when the business they work for is transferred to new owners or where the contract they work on is awarded to a new supplier (e.g. where […]

Legionella: how to keep your cool!

Legionella…how to keep your cool The HSE and local authorities are currently engaged in a series of proactive inspections to ensure duty holders are managing the risk of legionella should they have control of cooling towers or evaporative condensers. So if you have control of this kind of equipment what does this mean for you?  […]

Not just PII

At ProAktive we have a long track record of dealing with clients in the legal profession and particularly looking after their Professional Indemnity requirements.  This has enabled us to develop our understanding of this particular market and also build very close relationships with legal practices across the North of England. However, Professional Indemnity for solicitors […]

Flexible working – how far can you bend?

From the 6th of April 2014 all employees will be able to make a flexible work request under changes being introduced by government in the Children and Families Bill which is currently before Parliament. The Government is set to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees subject to them having 26 weeks […]

Does your face fit?

Many professionals within the construction industry are waking up to the risks posed by airborne dust particles, yet there are many whose awareness of the legal requirements remains worryingly limited. Everybody jumps at the very hint of asbestos fibres, yet attitudes remain blasé toward other harmful substances, such as silica and wood dust which can […]