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Legal news round-up April 2019

Date: 16 April 2019

By: Fanny Marshall

GDPR: How businesses have adapted their technology

Date: 16 April 2019

By: Victoria Harrison

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Adhering to government dress code guidance in the workplace

Rules on dress codes and sex discrimination – what you need to know, almost year after the government guidance was published.

Date: 16 April 2019   By: Kirsten Cluer

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What effect could Brexit have on employment rights?

The government has pledged to protect UK workers' rights when we exit the EU - but with no deal yet agreed, the ramifications are still unclear.

Date: 4 February 2019   By: Alex Monaco

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Basic employment law for small businesses

If you're taking on staff for the first time, you'll want to avoid making any costly legal mis-steps. Your introduction to employment law.

Date: 29 November 2018   By: Victoria Harrison

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Addressing bullying and harassment in the workplace

Almost a third of UK employees have experienced workplace bullying. Employers must take appropriate action to tackle bad behaviour - here's how.

Date: 21 November 2018   By: Kirsten Cluer

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Hiring employees from other countries

When hiring workers who were born overseas, it's important that you check their right to work in the UK - or face severe penalties. How the law works.

Date: 24 August 2018   By: Victoria Harrison

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Protecting lone workers - your legal responsibilities

Employers have a duty to make sure their employees are safe - including those working alone. The business impacts of failing to protect lone workers.

Date: 10 August 2018   By: SoloProtect

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Social media: three major pitfalls to avoid

Social media is a public forum - and one thoughtless, ill-judged or controversial post could have far-reaching consequences. How to stay safe.

Date: 19 June 2018   By: Peter Goodchild and Judith Embley

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Right to work: what are your legal obligations?

Employers need to be aware of whether their workers have the right to work in the UK - or face penalties. We explain what the law says.

Date: 30 May 2018   By: Kirsten Cluer

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Is there a paralegal in your business?

You may have an in-house legal expert - and take their skills for granted. But formally recognizing your employees' talents can pay dividends.

Date: 10 May 2018   By: Amanda Hamilton

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Equality Act 2010 - what is 'reasonable access' to services?

Every business has a legal responsibility to make sure their disabled customers aren't put at a disadvantage. What does this mean in practice?

Date: 8 March 2018   By: Billy Leonard

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Is it time to embrace flexible working?

Offering flexible work isn't just a legal obligation - it's an opportunity to recruit and retain overlooked talent. Yuliana Topazly explains.

Date: 2 February 2018   By: Yuliana Topazly

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Why firing staff can be a risky business

Firing employees can be a risky business. Lawyer Andrew Gray explains why some staff are more likely to legally challenge your decision to sack them.

Date: 20 November 2017   By: Andrew Gray

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Six ways employers can support mothers back to work

Yuliana Topazly of BuddyWith outlines six ways that employers can make it easier for mothers returning to work in order to retain top talent.

Date: 6 November 2017   By: Yuliana Topazly

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What is a paralegal and when might you use one?

Paralegals can do almost everything that a solicitor can and for lower fees; find out if your legal needs could be met by a paralegal.

Date: 21 August 2017   By: Amanda Hamilton

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Flexible working tips for small businesses

Flexible or remote working can improve productivity and staff wellbeing. Stephen Duignan explains how to make it work in a small business.

Date: 30 May 2017   By: Stephen Duignan

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Why your business needs a workplace dress code

Despite a recent campaign, it's still legal for employers to require female staff to wear high heels at work. Jane Crosby explains.

Date: 5 May 2017   By: Jane Crosby

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Can headscarves be part of an office dress code?

A recent European Court of Justice ruling on headscarves at work has shed new light on discrimination and office dress codes. Jane Crosby explains.

Date: 27 March 2017   By: Jane Crosby

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