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Workplace injuries: could you make a claim?

Date: 17 October 2018

By: Thompsons Solicitors

Legal news roundup - October 2018

Date: 17 October 2018

By: Fanny Marshall

Food businesses - overcoming three key challenges

Date: 21 September 2018

By: Victoria Harrison

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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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The legal loophole that could turn an annuity back into cash

Pension-holders may be able to get the cash out of small pensions and even annuities because of an obscure legal loophole. Aaron Jones reports.

Date: 13 March 2017   By: Aaron Jones

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Making auto-enrolment easier for small firms

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) offers help and advice to small firms complying with auto-enrolment workplace pension laws.

Date: 8 March 2017   By: Federation of Small Businesses

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Check you're not short-changing your staff as NMW and Living Wage rates set to go up

Firms pay penalties for not paying staff National Minimum and Living Wage - know the rates, including April changes, so you don’t get caught out too

Date: 20 February 2017   By: Fanny Marshall

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Ten ways to avoid legal problems when recruiting

Employers need to be careful to stay within the law when they are recruiting. Jane Crosby of Hart Brown explains how to recruit with confidence.

Date: 17 January 2017   By: Jane Crosby