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How Business Owners Can Get Costs For Employment Claims

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Historically, one of the most frustrating aspects for employers in employment tribunal proceedings was that employment claims could bring spurious claims, without running the risk of paying the other sides legal fees if they lost. The Smith v Pertemps case put an end to that in 2011 when Mr Watts, the chairman of a recruitment company, was awarded record costs …

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How Can Businesses Protect Themselves From Professional Negligence Claims?

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When you contact a professional advisor, you expect them to approach your business affairs with care and skill. Even professionals make mistakes – and sometimes these can adversely impact your business with disastrous results. Only last week we learnt that BP will pay $18.7 billion for its gross negligence which resulted in the 2010 Gulf Oil spill. Clients expect high …

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Protect Your Business Against Constructive Dismissal Claims

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Constructive dismissal claims takes place when an employee is forced to leave the job as a result of their employer’s conduct. The employee must prove that the employer committed a serious breach of contract and that they felt forced to leave because of that breach and that they have not done anything to indicate that they have accepted this breach …

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An Inspector Calls: What Happens If My Business Is Subject To A HSE Investigation?

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My Business Is Subject To A HSE Investigation: What Happens Next? HSE inspectors have the right to enter any facility without prior notice so, if an HSE inspector comes knocking, best not to try and put him off as this is likely to send out all the wrong signals. If you’re following HSE regulations and standards, there should be nothing …

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Why Is Early Conciliation So Important In Employment Tribunal Cases?

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Why Is Early Conciliation So Important In Employment Tribunal Cases? After a noticeable slump in employment tribunal cases, the number of new single claims has increased by 16% in 6 months (rising from 3,790 in Q1 to 4,390 in Q3 2014/15) and multiple claims increased by 75%  (from 10,840 to 18,940) over a 12 month period. Some say that this …

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Want To Reduce The Risk Of Absenteeism In Your Business?

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Here’s a transcript of the video “Want to reduce the risk of absenteeism in your business?” Hello, Andrew Weaver here from LawyerFair. As a business owner, I can’t afford generally to be absent, but the risk of absenteeism can be an issue for businesses. We’ve put together a short list here of items that you might want to consider that …

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5 Tips For Employers On Shared Parental Leave

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    Shared Parental Leave (SPL) From this month expectant parents will be able to shared parental leave for the first time. We have put together a handful of tips for businesses handling requests over the coming months: Implement a clear Shared Parental Leave (SPL) policy and notify all staff that it has been put in place. Ensure all managers/team …

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The End Is Nigh: Let’s Talk About Gardening Leave

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In today’s world, it is rare for one person to enter the workforce after school and stay with the same company until retirement. There is a natural progression through life in which people develop new skills or change interests, altering his or her career path. In this scenario and depending on your field of work, you may be subject to …

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What Reasons Are Needed To File A Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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Pain and inconvenience as a result of a personal injury accident are unfortunate realities that many people will experience at some point in life. The effects of personal injury can cause great interruption to one’s life. The pain and inconvenience can have far reaching ramifications that affect one’s family and work life. So what are the grounds for filing a …