Sexual Harassment in the workplace

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace | What You Absolutely Need to Know as an Employer!

October 23, 2017

In light of recent allegations within the film industry and the resulting outpour of information about sexual harassment in the workplace, it is necessary to look at these incidents from the perspective of an employer, but what do you need to know? How do you prevent or deal with these kinds of sensitive and difficult issues in your workplace? Although it shou...

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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?

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

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business contracts should act in your best interests and if you don’t review them regularly they can quickly become outdated.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?

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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Holiday time – The key legal issues

Holiday time – The key legal issues

May 31, 2016

As the weather starts to (slowly) improve, many of us are starting to think about the summer holidays. In the UK, all workers are entitled to at least 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday, which is 28 days’ holiday for a full-time worker.

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Protecting Your Business From Former Employees

Protecting Your Business From Former Employees

November 21, 2014

How to protect your business confidential information, trade secrets, clients, customers, suppliers and employees in order to avoid future problems.

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How To Manage Poor Performing Employees

November 11, 2014

Employees are a valuable asset to any business, so performance issues should be managed effectively as they arise, following a proper procedure to avoid successful employment tribunal claims. While claims can arise at any stage of the performance process the most likely claim is for unfair dismissal. Generally, employees have to have at least two years’ service (or one year’s service, if their employment started before 6 April 2012) to claim unfair dismissal.

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

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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