What does the new Budget mean for small businesses?

On 11th March 2020, the Government announced its new Budget for the UK. The Budget contained important changes which could affect small businesses, including relief for the coronavirus outbreak and […]

How will coronavirus affect employers and businesses?

Please note the information contained within this blog is correct at the time of writing and is subject to change. Any quoted figures may have changed since publication. Consult a […]

The laws surrounding on-premises security guards

For legal and practical purposes, a security guard is simply a civilian like anybody else. In fact, a more accurate term for their job might be “watch person” because a […]

Love, marriage, baby carriage (and a flexible working request)

So I recently returned to work after a year of maternity leave. I birthed, I fed, I burped, I cleaned spit-up, I played ‘peek-a-boo’ until I was blue in the […]

Jack’s Law: New Parental Bereavement Leave to come into force from April 2020

Employment Law from Rocket Lawyer

Bereavement, grief and loss can cause many different symptoms and they affect people in different ways. There’s no right or wrong way to feel. There is no easy way of […]

Workplace Eye Health

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The majority of employees these days spend most of their time looking at displays, such as laptops, desktop computers, tablets or smartphones to do their job. A 2018 study showed […]

Big changes to IR35 and the contractor industry set to come in for April 2020

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A brief history of the Intermediary Legislation In 1999 as part of Gordon Brown’s fiscal budget during his tenure as the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the government announced and introduced […]

LGBT Month – Pride at work

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June is LGBT Pride Month and for this year’s pride month I want to talk about sexual orientation in the workplace. I’ll be giving you some do’s and don’ts and […]

Employer’s responsibilities for workplace health and safety

Workplace health and safety is covered by the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HASAWA), supplemented by associated pieces of secondary legislation. These set out four main areas […]

6 changes to employment law in 2019

2019 is the year of change for employment law, with 6 big changes on the horizon ranging from post-Brexit immigration rules to national minimum wage increases to parental bereavement pay. […]

Data protection and discrimination: From recruitment to the workplace

There are certain rules on data protection that each business must consider in order to ensure that they are compliant with UK law. However, the collection of data occurs long […]

How to reject job applications whilst staying compliant with the law

It’s never easy telling someone they haven’t got the job. Especially if they’ve taken the time out to come in for an interview. It’s common courtesy to tell the applicant […]