The Taylor Review…..What Does It Mean For Employers?

July 13, 2017

The Taylor Review, also known as the ‘Good Work’ Report, published on 11 July 2017, has recommended changes to employment law to protect those workers that it considers are most vulnerable and at risk of exploitation. The Government has said that it will take the Review’s recommendations seriously. But at this stage all the recommendations in the Review are just that – recommendations. The Review makes no changes to the law, but it could be a sign of things to come.

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Consultancy contracts: The top 5 things you need to consider

July 6, 2017

Getting a consultancy agreement signed before any services are provided should be a priority for any consultant or client. A contract protects both parties by setting out their obligations clearly, and reducing the risks of any misunderstandings or dispute. Without it, you are relying on a verbal agreement, which is unlikely to be the same agreement in the minds of both parties, or cover all of the issues.

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Office Christmas Party? Here’s how to do it

December 4, 2014

Christmas is coming and as a business owner, you get to give a memorable Christmas party to your hard-working team. Make sure you have a great time with these 5 tips.

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Staying Legal In The Party Season

December 1, 2014

Christmas is around the corner and all that comes with it. If you have to organize the company’s Christmas party you need to take lots of things into consideration. In this post Rafiya Shaikh shares a few guidelines for a succesful and enjoyable function.

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Rafiya Shaikh, Lawbrief

The New Right To Shared Parental Leave And Pay – Are You Ready?

October 30, 2014

The government is introducing a new right to shared parental leave and pay for babies due or children matched for adoption on or after 5 April 2015. This is part of its reforms to encourage both parents to be involved in the care of their children. Shared parental leave and pay is designed to allow parents to split time off work in the first year after birth or adoption in a way that suits them.

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The Early Bird Catches The Worm… Protect Your Business Now For A Profitable Future!

October 13, 2014

When establishing a business there are often more exciting and pressing matters than obtaining legal advice on your business structure, contracts and how you operate. However, some investment at the outset can save you money in the long term and increase the value of your business if you reach the point you want to sell.

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New Right For Expectant Fathers & Partners Of Pregnant Women

October 6, 2014

From 1 October 2014, expectant fathers and partners of pregnant women are entitled to unpaid time off work to attend two antenatal appointments. This new right to attend antenatal appointments is one of a number of changes to family friendly rights that the Government is introducing over the next few months, including the new right to shared parental leave and pay, which will feature in a future blog.

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Attracting And Retaining Talent For Small Businesses

May 28, 2014

The nature of a small business is that it often needs particularly strong minded self-starter type people who are trustworthy and reliable. So the question is; how do you find them in an environment where those people can earn more money at bigger companies? It’s important to remember that circumstances aren’t always stacked against the small business in the way you may expect. Although it does take a little lateral thought to get and retain the great staff you need.

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