Bank holidays and the law

To honour the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, a bank holiday has been announced for 19 September 2022. Bank holidays can raise tricky legal and financial questions for employers. […]

Dynamic workforces: changing employment terms to meet business’ and employees’ needs

It’s almost Autumn in the UK. In 2022, the new season looks set to be a season of change for many employees. The usual September shifts are coming up: children […]

Back to school: flexible working and leave rights for parents and carers

The new school year is fast approaching. For many parents, it will be the first time they’ve had to make sure their work is flexible enough to allow them to […]

Does my employer have to provide staff with workwear?

A staff uniform is a common thing to find in many workplaces and can take many different forms, from polo shirts to sportswear, tabards, and heavy-duty workwear. It can help […]

Assistance dogs and the Equality Act 2010

Thousands of people across the UK enjoy their lives with the assistance of highly trained canine companions. Small business owners should know how to uphold the rights of assistance dog […]

What does the ‘Tipping Bill’ mean for tips, tronc, and service charges?

Many hospitality workers are hard-working, skilled staff who work often inconvenient hours catering to customers’ wants and needs. When customers decide to tip to reward excellent service, workers deserve their […]

Too hot to work – when can I leave work because of the heat?

The UK is currently in the midst of a heatwave, with the Met Office issuing its first Red Extreme heat warning for 18 and 19 July. With temperatures potentially rising […]

How to Create Your Perfect Employee Handbook

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Do you want to spend less time repeating your business’ procedures, such as termination policies, dress codes, facility information, etc? If so, then you should create an employee handbook.  A […]

How to support remote workers

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The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic introduced many to remote working (or ‘working from home’). Even now, that the worst of the pandemic appears to be over, many workplaces continue to work […]

Electronic signatures and how they work

Electronic signatures – often also called esignatures (or e-signatures) and digital signatures – are exactly what they sound like. They are a way to digitally sign legal documents using your […]

LGBT+ Month – Pride at work

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Originally published on 27 June 2019. Three years on For Pride Month in 2019, Rocket Lawyer’s senior paralegal Alan Cheung wrote this article full of interesting and practical advice about […]

5 documents to make your business GDPR-compliant

On Wednesday 25 May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) turned 4!  When the GDPR first came into force on 18 May 2018 it drastically changed the data protection landscape […]