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Have you received legal advice for these 7 start-up considerations? (Part 1)

August 8, 2017

Starting a new business takes careful planning, research and very often a leap of faith! But there is a lot you can do to minimise your legal risk and give your start-up a boost.

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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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Why do you need business contracts reviewed?

June 28, 2017

Your business contracts should act in your best interests and if you don’t review them regularly they can quickly become outdated. When this happens you can find yourself unprotected in terms of litigation, loss of revenue and reputational damage. Your business contracts should be ‘fit for purpose’ at all times so build in contract reviews at regular intervals to ensure that your contracts work for you and not against you.

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What contracts do I need as a freelancer?

October 18, 2016

Getting a contract signed before you provide services should be a priority for any freelancer or consultant. A contract protects you by setting out your obligations clearly and reducing the risks of a misunderstanding with the client.

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How to write an effective resignation letter

August 30, 2016

If you’ve decided to leave your job, you need to tell your employer in a resignation letter. You don’t want your employer to be in any doubt about your plans so always resign in writing, even if you’ve already told your manager that you are leaving.

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Legal issues that could arise when an employee has a problem with alcohol or drugs

February 15, 2016

Alcohol and drug misuse is detrimental in the workplace and can lead to several issues ranging from low productivity, increased injuries and fatalities, absenteeism, theft and low morale among employees.

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The Business Case For Flexible Working

January 13, 2015

Flexible working is a bit of a buzzword these days, but how many companies actually offer more than the standard forms – part-time hours and a bit of ad hoc homeworking – and do they really consider how they could make flexible working work for them?

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How Has The Calculation Of Holiday Pay Changed?

December 16, 2014

During this year there have been two important decisions of the courts on the calculation of holiday pay. This post makes an overview on their impact and future changes in the UK employment law.

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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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