Business

Changes to employment law – is your firm ready?

What’s coming?  Changes to employment law that take effect from 6 April 2020. What important changes should my business be aware of? Changes to the written statement of terms Additional information will be required in written statements of terms with employees,...

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Implications of the Civil Liability Bill

In November the Government passed its Civil Liability Bill through the House of Commons for the second time. This means that, essentially, it has completed its journey through Parliament. I think it’s fair to say it went entirely unnoticed by the news media. But this...

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Brexit and your business contracts

It is the million £ question… how will Brexit impact businesses? Well, in my opinion, this is the wrong question. A better question is “what can I do to protect my business, whatever Brexit may bring?” Before you shout “scaremongerer” at your screen – I know that the...

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The Morrisons Effect

Imagine the scenario ... the personal data of nearly 100,000 employees is misused in a catastrophic data breach. But, this was not the action of an illusive hacker looking for financial reward. This person was a person on your payroll - a disgruntled employee whose...

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When is it fair to dismiss an employee?

There comes a time when there is a need to dismiss an employee, however it is necessary to establish the reason for the dismissal and to ensure it is carried out in a fair and proper manner. There are 5 main reasons when a dismissal is fair. Conduct / Misconduct An...

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