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.

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...

Compassionate Leave (Your Entitlement!)

Time off work following the death of a loved one is known as compassionate leave or bereavement leave. How much are you entitled to...

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

Phased Retirement (Guide for Employers)

In an age where people are living longer and healthier lives, and wanting to stay in work beyond a pensionable age, employers should be...

Piece Work & Paying Per Task

As employers move to adapt to changes in the market, different types of working arrangements are being considered and adopted by employers as organisations...

Staggered Hours (Flexible Working Guide)

With flexible working on the rise, arrangements such as staggered hours can offer both the employer and employee advantages. We look at what is meant...

Employing Overseas Workers in the UK

Employers are under a duty to be aware of and to comply with the rules on hiring non-UK national workers. Getting it wrong can be...

Rights Without a Lease (A Guide for Commercial Tenants!)

Ordinarily, commercial property landlords and business tenants should sign a written tenancy agreement setting out the terms of the lease. This provides certainty of...

Probation Review: Tips For Managers

The purpose of the probation review process is to allow your organisation the opportunity to determine if an individual will meet the requirements of...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (How to Claim)

Businesses claiming wages costs under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will need to start preparing for the scheme's closure on 31 October 2020. The Chancellor...

How To Prepare For An Employment Tribunal Preliminary Hearing

The importance of preparing for an employment tribunal preliminary hearing is not to be underestimated. While not designed to bring a workplace dispute to...

Unlawful Deduction of Wages (Employers’ Guide!)

Part II of the Employment Rights Act 1996 sets out various statutory provisions that protect workers from unauthorised or unlawful deductions from their wages. The...

Employment Tribunal Time Limits

The following table provides an outline guide to employment tribunal time limits, as applicable under key pieces of legislation. Note that time limit extensions may...

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