How should I avoid legal problems with employees

How should I avoid legal problems with employees?

Linkilaw Employee Regulations

You’ve been working hard to set up your business and you have finally decided it’s time to hire staff. At this stage, you probably don’t have an HR department which can help you with this responsibility, but employment regulations are complex and without even noticing you could end up in an employment lawsuit. Maintaining a healthy employee relationship is critical …

What’s the appropriate use of Zero hours Contracts?

What’s The Appropriate Use Of Zero Hours Contracts?

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News brief! You’ve probably seen Uber and Lyft in the news a lot recently. Just incase you haven’t, they’ve been fighting a legal back and forth following a state assembly vote in favour of a three-point system for classifying California workers as either employees or independent contractors. Recent emergence of Gig Economy businesses, where the job market offers “temporary positions …

IR35

How The IR35 Changes Might Affect Your Employment Contracts

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The IR35, also known as “off-payroll working rules”, is a piece of legislation which was introduced to stop the avoidance of tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) when a worker provides their services through an intermediary. In the past, this legislation was limited to contractors working for public authorities. However, the scope of it has changed and has been expanded …

How can workplace mediation be effective for morale

How Can Workplace Mediation Be Effective For Morale?

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For most businesses, healthy conflict is a necessity. It helps to provoke points of views and effective discussion which can lead teams to learn about different perspectives and growing as a result. However, there are other types of conflict in a workplace which can work the opposite way. Disruptive conflict can lead to damaging morale, reducing productivity and potentially leading …

How Your Business Can Be A Beacon Of Gender Equality

How Your Business Can Be A Beacon Of Gender Equality

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Gender inequality manifests itself when a bias is held against a person of a certain gender such that it results in unequal discrimination. An example of this kind would be where a person’s employment opportunities are dependent on their gender. Whilst this form of discrimination sadly does still exist, a more common way we see gender inequality in the work-place …

Stepping Into The Shoes Of A Linkilaw Intern

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Looking for opportunities during the intern season can be a stressful and time consuming process. However, when I stumbled across Angel List, a website which puts candidates in touch with Startups and SME’s, this all changed. Some Context I entertained the possibility of a startup internship for a couple of reasons, which for me distinguished them from larger companies.  Firstly, …

employment tribunals

Employment Tribunals: Does My Business Need Representation And Can We Ever Claim For Costs?

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Even The Best Working Relationships Can Break Down And Sometimes End In Acrimonious Divorce: What You Need To Know About Employment Tribunals In The UK. Today employees know more about their rights and employment tribunals than ever before and quite right too but the advent of the internet, social media, press coverage and specialist help forums provides them with a …

How Does Vicarious Liability Affect Employers?

How Does Vicarious Liability Affect Employers?

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How Does Vicarious Liability Affect Employers? Vicarious liability – it can be a major bane for many employers. Sadly, many employers don’t even realise that this is something that can affect them. So what is vicarious liability? It is when an employer is held liable for the actions of an employee or in some cases, third parties like customers or …

get costs for employment claims

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 …

professional negligence claims

Protect Yourself 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 …