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The Rules on Time Limits for Employment Tribunal ClaimsDecember 4, 2018

An employee wishing to bring an unfair dismissal claim must do so within three months of their effective date of termination. Time limits for presenting...

Shareholders to be Liable for Company Tax?November 29, 2018

One of the motivations for setting up a limited company is that the risk for the shareholders is limited to the investment they have made...

Restrictive Covenants Are Not Necessarily InsurmountableNovember 23, 2018

Property title deeds often contain restrictions on future use of the land and one of the most common is a requirement that only one house...

Employers – Are You Treating Misconduct Cases Consistently?November 14, 2018

Some forms of workplace misconduct may appear so serious as to obviously justify dismissal as a matter of common sense. However, as an instructive decision...

Resolving Disputes in the BoardroomNovember 8, 2018

Boardroom conflict can often mean directors falling into opposing camps, with deadlock the result. As a High Court decision shows, taking legal advice is often...

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Consumer Rights Update

Businesses that deal with members of the public are reminded that the Consumer Rights Act 2015, which received the Royal Assent on 26 March, becomes...

Contractors Are Your Responsibility

A handbook produced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) outlines the responsibilities of both the contractor and the client in situations in which work is...

Dealing with Employee Absence

Employee absences can be both costly and disruptive. It is advisable to have systems in place to measure and analyse these costs so that you can...

Disputes in the EU – Rules on Applicable Law

Where a dispute has a foreign element, one of the common problems is deciding under what jurisdiction legal action should be taken. This is avoided...

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...

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