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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Court of Appeal decides that a ‘self-employed’ plumber has worker rights

February 13, 2017

Last week, the Court of Appeal said that a ‘self-employed’ plumber who worked for Pimlico Plumbers (PP) was a worker. A worker sits between an employee and someone who is self-employed.

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Is it illegal to force women to wear high heels in the workplace?

February 1, 2017

Women being forced to wear high heels at work has been the subject of a report by a parliamentary committee. The committee looked at whether it was illegal for an employer to require its female staff to wear high heels.

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How does the Employment Tribunal decision on Uber workers affect you?

November 2, 2016

Last week, as was widely reported in the news, the Employment Tribunal decided that Uber drivers were workers. Uber had claimed that the drivers were not its workers but that they were self-employed, in business on their own account.

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Managing Workplace Conflict For Small Businesses

July 16, 2014

We all know that workplace conflict is an expensive phenomenon. Aside from the misery that it can cause within the workforce, it can have a direct impact upon absence levels, instances of stress and productivity. However, most of us – including the most able of managers – find it difficult to respond to conflict and disputes effectively.

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