Commercial Client Articles

Settlement Agreements Guide

Following changes made by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, compromise agreements were renamed ‘settlement agreements’ and new provisions (Section 111A) were inserted into...

The Corporate Manslaughter Act

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 established a new statutory offence of corporate manslaughter (corporate culpable homicide in Scotland). An organisation is guilty of...

Drug Policy – Recognising the Signs and What to Do

Substance abuse amongst staff can affect all areas of employment, whether it be a decrease in productivity, increased absenteeism or the increased likelihood of accidents...

A Guide to the Agency Workers Regulations

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) came into force on 1 October 2011. They apply to those workers who are supplied by a temporary work...

Company Formation Checklist

You may have come across advertisements which make forming a company sound very easy, but before you go ahead there are some serious issues to...

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Commercial Client News

Letting Agency Fined for Breaches of Consumer Rights LegislationNovember 22, 2017

Professionals who deal directly with the public are subject to a battery of consumer protection rules and failing to comply with them can be costly,...

Equal Pay – Can You Compare One Type of Job With Another?November 20, 2017

For the purposes of equal pay legislation, can workers doing one job compare themselves with others performing an entirely different task when both are paid...

Uber Drivers Are Workers, Rules EATNovember 10, 2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld the decision of the Employment Tribunal last year that Uber drivers are workers, rather than being self-employed, and...

Banter Doesn’t Create a ContractNovember 9, 2017

The trouble with light-hearted discussions of important business matters in a social context is that none of those present can really be sure whether any...

Employee, Worker or Self-Employed Contractor?November 6, 2017

When distinguishing between employees, workers and self-employed contractors, bargaining positions can provide a useful litmus test. That was certainly so in a further case on...

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