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  • Monday 9th April 2018

    Name and Shame on Minimum wage: Could you be caught?

    Think this can’t happen to you, think again. The Government named 179 employers for infractions of their minimum wage obligations. Although some of these had headline grabbing amounts from high street names, others involved more modest operations and more modest transgressions. Some of ...

  • Monday 9th April 2018

    GDPR The beast from Europe

    No doubt you have all heard more than enough about the impending changes that these regulations are due to bring to all businesses. Much like forecasts of snow we are left wondering if it is going to be a fuss about nothing or whether it will be something that brings normality to a grinding ...

  • Monday 9th April 2018

    Agency Workers

    How to compare their working and employment conditions with permanent staff Until recently opinion has been divided as whether the duty not to treat agency workers less favourably than permanent staff relied on a term by term analysis or an overall view. We have now had the first appellate ...

  • Monday 9th April 2018

    Removing a company director

    Generally, there is no upper limit to how many directors a company may have but from time to time, it might be necessary to remove a director. The removal of a limited company director may happen for a number of reasons, such as they have resigned their employment voluntarily, retired, retired ...

  • Monday 9th April 2018

    Employment Marketing Notice Changes to Treatment of Pregnant Workers

    A recent case attracted some attention because the Advocate General’s opinion in Europe was that the Pregnant Workers Directive should protect workers against dismissal from the moment they became pregnant, even if the employer was not aware of the pregnancy. The Directive provides for a ...

  • Monday 9th April 2018

    Employment quick reference section

    Statutory minimum notice periods: An employer must give at least: One week’s notice to an employee who has been employed for one month or more, but less than two years. One week’s notice for each complete year of service for those employed for more than two ...

  • Tuesday 27th March 2018

    Polytunnels do not require an environmental impact assessment

    A Herefordshire farmer who wished to set up more than 50 hectares of polytunnels on his 377 hectare farm found his wishes opposed by environmental group Natural England in a case which went to the Court of Appeal. The farmer’s local council decided that an environmental impact assessment ...

  • Thursday 4th January 2018

    Welcome to InBrief Winter 2018

    Welcome to our first newsletter of the New Year. 2018 looks to be an interesting year on many levels as we await to see the outcome of the Brexit negotiations and then assess the opportunities and threats these new arrangements may have for our businesses. With there being so much which is ...

  • Thursday 4th January 2018

    Rise of the digital divorce?

    A recent pilot scheme may bring significant changes to the way couples divorce if it is rolled out nationally, as it could see all uncontested divorces carried out online. The ten-month pilot scheme in Nottingham ended recently, (autumn 2017) and it is understood to have included new smart forms ...

  • Thursday 4th January 2018

    Preparing for later life

    The New Year is a great time to take stock, plan ahead and to get organised and with the rise in dementia cases here in the UK, planning for later life has never been more important. What are the options and when is the best time to start planning? Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) A LPA enables ...

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