5 Barriers to Successful Dispute Resolution

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Resolving an employee squabble, let alone a serious altercation, is far from a pleasant feat – but the ability to do so is what truly distinguishes an exceptional boss or manager from an average one. We’ve talked about mediating workplace conflicts before, and there’s still a lot left to say. Knowing how to patch things up and re-establishing harmony among …

Can Your Employer Fire You for Being Sick?

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“Surely not”, you may have muttered under your breath upon reading the title of this post. Assuming you can’t be dismissed from your workplace solely because of your illness is logical for most people; but sadly, it is also incorrect.   What does the law say?   The truth is, UK law allows the employer to dismiss you “if you …

Employment Law: Employee Handbook

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A complete and updated employee handbook is a must-have requirement for every business, but you’d be surprised by how many don’t have one.   Unfortunately, without one of these trusty handbooks, you’re actually leaving yourself open to numerous problems like lawsuits, issues with employees, and much more.   By the time you’ve finished reading this post, you’ll understand why having …

Top 5 Reasons eSignatures are Better

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Electronic signatures (eSignatures) offer convenience, and they even offer more security. Many eSignature services have emerged and they are making document signing cheaper, faster, and safer. Here are the top five reasons you and your business should switch over to eSignatures. eSignatures are safer. They are encrypted, and the documents are saved online. This reduces the possibility of identity theft. …

Steps to Take to Claim Professional Negligence

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There is nothing more frustrating than hiring an expert for an important task, then seeing the entire thing go up in smoke due to his or her professional negligence. If you’ve solicited the help of a professional recently, (whether it’s a lawyer, doctor, real estate agent, accountant, tax/financial adviser, architect, etc.) but felt that you received sub-par service that caused …

Intellectual Property Law Reform: What Are The Changes?

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The Queen’s Speech on 18 May announced an intellectual property Law Reform with some important changes that were much needed for both businesses and legal experts. These reforms were manifested in the form of the Intellectual Property, (Unjustified Threats) Bill and they announced some important changes to laws regarding trademark, copyright and patent infringements.   Essentially, the reforms announced are designed …

Why In-House Lawyers Are The Hot Item

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A report published by the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) in February 2014 confirmed what has already become apparent in business circles a while back: In-house legal counsel is growing more popular, both among companies that hire lawyers and put them on the payroll, as well as legal professionals who seek business companies as a place for work. So much so, …