Careless talk: what counts as a legally binding agreement?

Legally binding agreements can take many forms, some of which may surprise you: emails, messages and even conversations can all count....

Pregnancy discrimination: employee awarded £19k in tribunal claim win

An Employment Tribunal has once again shown employers the serious consequences of pregnancy discrimination by awarding an employee...

Discrimination claims: when the 3-month tribunal time limit doesn't apply

A recent tribunal decision has shown that the usual 3-month time limit for staff to bring discrimination claims against their employer...

Worker denied paid holiday entitled to claim for all missed holiday payments, says Court of Appeal

In another important ruling for the gig economy, the Court of Appeal has ruled that a worker who was wrongly classed as self-employed...

Living with covid – what does it mean for employers?

Across the UK, self-isolation requirements, contact tracing and free testing have either already disappeared or will do so over the...

What's in store from upcoming law

Here's a round-up of all the known legal changes that will (or may) affect small businesses in 2022....

COVID-19 round-up: Sick-pay changes and new tribunal rulings

Here's a round-up of several employment-related changes made in response to the Omicron variant, as well as a summary of 2 recent covid-related...

Menopause in the workplace – why you should pay attention

Increasingly, claims are being made against employers who fail to provide adequate support for staff affected by the menopause....

Are you paying the Minimum Wage? Tribunal contradicts HMRC on what's relevant to the calculation

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has gone against HMRC guidance on which employee expenses are relevant when...

What documents does your business need? - Chasing debtors

Bad debts are a huge problem for many small businesses. In fact, according to recent research, more than 70 percent of small businesses...

What documents does your business need? - Disciplining & dismissing staff and Keeping employees & customers safe

In the next part of our series of posts about what documents your business may need, we look at Disciplining & dismissing staff and...

What documents does your business need? - Recruiting staff & Hiring staff

The next part in our series of what documents your business may need, our next installment covers Recruiting staff & Hiring staff....