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The Gig Economy | The Pros and Cons of Taking on a Self-Employed Contractor

November 23, 2017

The rapid rise of temporary work arrangements, or the ‘gig economy’, offering flexible work is coming under increasing attack, as the Employment Appeal Tribunal recently confirmed that Uber drivers were workers, and not self-employed. So, what are the advantages to a business of engaging someone on a self-employed basis? They provide a busine...

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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business contracts should act in your best interests and if you don’t review them regularly they can quickly become outdated.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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NEW Free Legal Health Check: De-risk your business

June 13, 2017

To help you identify your biggest risks we’ve created a completely FREE Legal Health Check tool for businesses. It’s a simple, quick, online tool that identifies any areas where you are routinely losing money from commercial legal issues and helps you minimise your risk of future losses.

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What are the implications of Brexit for Employers and Employees?

May 12, 2017

On 29 March 2017, Theresa May, served Article 50 notice to exit the EU. It is the first time that an Article 50 notice has been served in the history of the EU. The full consequences of the serving of the notice remains to be seen. It will mean that there will now be two years of negotiations.

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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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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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The benefits and pitfalls of engaging contractors

August 10, 2016

As many businesses worry about the effects of Brexit, the latest government statistics suggest businesses are holding off employing permanent employees, engaging contractors instead to provide additional resources.

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