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5 steps employers can take to reduce workplace stress in 2022

A recent report by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) highlighted that over 800,000 workers have suffered from work related stress and anxiety during the past year. This makes up around 50% of the total number of ill […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – December 2021

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Emuemukoro v […]

Directorship and shareholding considerations on exit or introduction of director level employee

As a result of the impacts of Covid-19, a number of businesses are now restructuring their senior teams. In some cases, individuals are taking the opportunity to leave the business on good terms, to pursue […]

Government delays changes to IR35 until 2021

The government has delayed changes to IR35 until 2021. Further to our blog last month regarding IR35 tax rules that were due to come into force on 6th April this year, the government has today announced […]

“Please go ahead” – creating contracts by email

A recent case has highlighted the risk of employees inadvertently creating legally binding contracts by email. The case highlights the importance of ensuring that employees are trained to understand when and how a binding contract […]

Employee Accommodation

If an employer provides accommodation to an employee, the legal basis on which the employee occupies the property will be important, as it affects the ability of the employer to regain possession of the property. […]

Commercial Agents

Commercial agents can be an invaluable resource for businesses looking to diversify their product line or expand their geographical reach. However, in the current economic climate, many businesses are carrying out more frequent reviews of […]

Brexit Checklist

The UK’s departure from the European Union will bring change for businesses of every size and sector. This blog contains a checklist to assist businesses with the various challenges and opportunities presented by Brexit, and […]

Legal considerations when removing a director level employee

Removing a director level employee is a difficult process for any company to go through. As a senior figure in the business, removing such an individual is often made legally complex by the need to […]

Changes to Immigration Rules

The Government has announced changes to the Immigration Rules, which came into force on 6th July 2018. Here is an overview of the key changes. Tier 1: Exceptional talent: Endorsement of arts applicants will include those who […]

Payment Practices and Performance Reporting Regulations 2017

It has been almost a year since the Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations SI 2017/395 (“The Regulations”) came into force. The Regulations were the brain-child of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial […]

Ownership and use of social media by employees in the UK

Social media provides businesses with an instant mechanism to connect, communicate, share and exchange information with the world and is a great way of building connections with customers and potential customers. While there are considerable benefits […]

Intellectual Property Ownership

Taking ownership of intellectual property (IP) is of critical importance for businesses in circumstances where that business wants to ensure that it alone has the right to use that IP, and that the value of […]

The Apprenticeship Levy

The Government’s introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in England has received much publicity. Thousands more apprenticeships are expected to be created with qualifications designed to make this a qualification route of choice for many more […]

Sponsor Management Series – Compliance as a Sponsor of Migrant Workers

In the second edition of the series on migrant worker sponsor management, we look at some of the obligations sponsors must adhere to. Introduction Having a sponsor licence comes with a number of ongoing obligations imposed […]