Key law changes for October 2013

The start of October means two things; autumn has finally arrived and changes to business laws are on the cards. Here, we've highlighted some of the key changes that we think all businesses should be aware of from next month. Removal of employers' strict civil liability for injuries in the workplace Employees injured at work will only be able to pursue health and safety claims based on common law negligence, so employers will no longer be liable for events completely beyond their control. However, employers will still need to make sure they meet their statutory requirements for health and safety

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