Commercial Client Articles

Employed or Self-Employed?

Whether you are employed or self-employed makes a substantial difference to how you are taxed and the income tax liabilities of an employed person can...

The Equality Act 2010 – A Guide for Employers

The Equality Act 2010 replaced nine major pieces of discrimination legislation and other ancillary measures introduced over the last forty years. The core provisions of...

Workplace Stress – An Employer’s Duties

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has published the findings of its fifteenth absence management survey, carried out in partnership with Simplyhealth. This...

Age Discrimination – Life After the Abolition of the Default Retirement Age

Since the abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA), it is no longer permissible for an employer to dismiss an older worker on the ground...

Informing and Consulting Employees

The EU Information and Consultation Directive 2002 established minimum requirements for companies with more than 50 employees for consulting and informing them on a wide...

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Commercial Client News

Landlords – Children Count Too!July 9, 2018

When a landlord appealed against his prosecution for breaking a planning enforcement notice with regard to a house in multiple occupation (HMO) he owns, he...

Disability Discrimination – An Expectation to Work Long HoursJuly 1, 2018

In United First Partners Research v Carreras, an employee who had returned to work after he was injured in a cycling accident claimed that a...

Software Company Fails to Lock Out CustomerJune 19, 2018

One aspect of intellectual property (IP) rights that is often not given much thought, but which can be extremely important indeed, is what happens when...

Faulty Electrics Necessitate Lease InterpretationJune 11, 2018

Many commercial leases provide that the formal document represents the entirety of the agreement, superseding any prior agreements that may have been reached. An important...

Bullied Transgender Shop Assistant Wins CompensationMay 22, 2018

There can really be no excuse for a modern employer not to have in place comprehensive anti-discrimination policies that are fully understood by all workers....

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