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.

What A Non Disclosure Agreement Should Include

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 Get Business Finance

Are you looking for new ways to finance your established business, or perhaps you’re just on the point of launching a new business...

How to Buy a Business (Brief Guide!)

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.

Treated Unfairly At Work: What Are Your Rights?

What should you do if you are being treated unfairly at work? In most cases, employees will be expected to try to resolve issues...

Constructive Dismissal Advice For Employees

Employees forced to resign as a result of their employer’s conduct in the workplace may be eligible to claim constructive dismissal. Below we provide...

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...

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

Dismissing a Director of a Limited Company

Dismissing a director of a limited company can raise complex and sensitive legal issues. Many directors are also employees or shareholders, so before terminating...

Sackable Offences List (Avoid Unfair Dismissal)

Dealing with issues of gross misconduct can raise a number of legal risks for employers. Employees are protected by law from unfair dismissal, which means any...

Why Ladies Night is Illegal: Nightclub Policy & Equality Act

From refusing entry to groups of men to offering discounted drinks for women, nightclubs risk breaking the law with discriminatory policies that could see...

What is the Frontier Worker Permit?

What is the frontier worker permit and how do you apply? Frontier workers are individuals who work in one country while their primary residence is...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (How to Claim)

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 31 March 2021. The Chancellor has effectively reverted the scheme back to the August provisions, namely,...

Job Support Scheme (Employers’ Guide)

The Job Support Scheme (JJS) has been postponed until the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) closes, at the earliest. The CJRS is due to...

How Long Does A DBS Last?

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is a criminal record check that an employer can request as part of their recruitment process, in...

Employment Law Reasonable Travelling Distance Rules

If you are relocating to new premises, or asking an employee to move to another office or branch, you will need to understand how...

Manager Accused of Bullying at Work?

What should an employer do if a manager is being accused of bullying at work? What do we mean by bullying at work? Employees are protected...

Reasonable Adjustments for Mental Health

Employers have a legal duty of care towards their employees. This requires them to do all they reasonably can to support the health, safety...

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