Coronavirus: Government Help For Employers

The UK Government has set out a range of schemes to help employers deal with the coronavirus crisis. This includes a package of measures to support businesses including: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme The...

The New UK Points-Based Immigration System

A new UK points-based immigration system for work visas is to apply from 1 January 2021. In a policy paper published on 18...

UK Home Office Criticised for Refusal to Reveal ‘High Risk’ Countries

The Home Office has faced stark criticism from campaign groups for its decision not to reveal details...

2020 Planned Closures of USCIS Field Offices

USCIS is continuing with the planned closure of 13 US international field offices and 3 district offices...

New H-1B Electronic Visa Registration Process 

A new registration process takes effect for the forthcoming H-1B cap selection process which, according to USCIS,...

Overhaul of US Immigration Regulations Ahead of Election

2020 is set to bring wide-ranging reforms in US immigration regulations as the Trump Administration moves ahead...

Company Law

Read our latest articles covering company law and legal issues for companies.

Duress in Contract Law (What is it? Can I rely on it?)

8 minute read Last updated: 16th October 2019 In law, duress is a concept that can have different contextual meanings. Duress in contract...

What is a Non Disclosure Agreement?

A non disclosure agreement in the course of business expressly prohibits the disclosure or use of proprietary information without your permission. It is...

How to Buy a Business

Whether you want to buy a business to break into a new industry, expand your existing business or take a first step on...

Health & Safety Focus

Read our latest articles covering law and legal issues for people.

Gas Safety Regulations (How to Comply)

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998, and the subsequent changes made to the legislation in 2018, outline the legal requirements placed...

Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981

The Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981 place an obligation on employers to make available to their employees an ‘adequate and appropriate’...

RIDDOR Employee Responsibilities (What They Should Do!)

12 minute read Last updated: 13th August 2019 Although all employees have a role to play in reducing health and safety risks in...

Employment law for business focus

Read our latest articles covering employment law for businesses.

Contracted Hours Not Being Met? (Help!)

5 minute read Last updated: 20 March 2020 The problem of contracted hours not being met is affecting employees across the economy as...

Zero Hour Contract Rights

If you are one of the tens of thousands of individuals employed in the UK on a zero hour or casual basis, it...

Statutory Paternity Pay & Leave Form (SC3)

Employees meeting the qualifying criteria have a statutory entitlement to take either one or two weeks’ paternity leave within eight weeks of the...

Data protection

Read our latest articles covering data protection.

Responding to a Data Subject Access Request

If you are an employer, it is important that you understand the law relating to data protection, in particular how to respond to...

GDPR Checklist (and How to Comply!)

If you are responsible for collecting and handling personal data you will need to understand how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies...

What are the Data Protection Act 8 Principles?

What is DPA? The Data Protection Act (DPA) controls how businesses, the government and organisations use individuals’ personal information. Data controllers and data processor must...

Latest Business Law

A round-up of all the latest business law articles

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (How to Claim)

With businesses across the UK economy suffering the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the Government has stepped in to help employers avoid layoffs and...

Coronavirus: Making Workforce Changes

Employers are having to make difficult workforce decisions in response to the coronavirus outbreak. While the Government introduces emergency schemes to avert widescale layoffs and...

Coronavirus: Caring For Dependants (Employer Guide)

With the coronavirus crisis affecting the UK as a whole, and following the closure of UK schools from 23 March 2020, increasing numbers of...

Coronavirus: Working from Home (Employer Advice)

The UK Government has placed the country on official lockdown from 23 March 2020. Under the new rules, members of the public must not...

Working Time Regulations (A Guide!)

The Working Time Regulations 1998 introduced, for the first time, rules of general application limiting working hours and providing for rest breaks and holidays. What...

Misconduct At Work (How To Deal With It!)

Misconduct at work relates to behaviour deemed by an employer to be unacceptable in the workplace environment. Misconduct can have the effect of damaging a...

Disciplinary Meeting: How Employers Should Prepare

The disciplinary meeting is a critical stage in an organisation’s disciplinary procedure, as stipulated by ACAS in its Code of Practice. Even in seemingly...

What is Entrepreneurs’ Relief?

12 minute read Last updated: 16th October 2019 As an entrepreneur, either on your own or part of a company set up, you are...

Duress in Contract Law (What is it? Can I rely on it?)

8 minute read Last updated: 16th October 2019 In law, duress is a concept that can have different contextual meanings. Duress in contract law...

What is a Patent?

A patent is a Governement granted intellectual property right to protect inventions, as a territorial right for a limited period. A patent makes it illegal...

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