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Thinking Of Hiring Through Social Media Platforms? Here Are A Few Tips To Help You Find The Right Person For The Job

Linkilaw Employee Regulations, Employment Law, Startup Advice & Tips

It used to be the case that social media platforms were the place to take a closer look potential job candidates. Usually, all it took was that one compromising photo at a party to send their resume tumbling to the bottom of the rubbish bin. Now, what we’re seeing is companies hiring through social media and finding great talent using …

5 Reasons For Having Your NDA Checked By A Lawyer

Linkilaw Business Structures, Employee Regulations

An NDA is one of the most important legal documents for any business. They’re just as important as employee contracts, intellectual property documents, and many other types of documents. However, many business owners aren’t using them or they simply download a ready to use template from one of the many legal websites that now offer this service. Unfortunately, it’s not …

The Ultimate Guide To Employment Contracts

Linkilaw Employee Regulations, Record Keeping & Taxes, Startup Advice & Tips

An employment contract is the agreement between an employer and an employee, defining the nature of their relationship, and their respective rights and obligations. This is a simple explanation that perhaps any reasonable person can produce. In practice however, drafting and negotiating an employment contract can become a big hassle.   The importance of such an agreement is hard to …

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10 Reasons You Need An Employee Handbook

Linkilaw Company Law, Employee Regulations, Record Keeping & Taxes

For any forward thinking company, an employee handbook is of the utmost importance. Think of it like a corporate Bible, a piece of content that lets workers know what’s required of them. It’s the rule of law, a document that wrests control from the untamed masses, exerting corporate influence and order. Well, something like that. The handbook should detail your startup’s laws on …

skills gap

How UK Students Can Fill The Skills Gap

Linkilaw Employee Regulations, Motivation & Success

You’ve probably noticed that there’s a problem facing many UK businesses – they’re running out of qualified local people to fill skilled and in-demand positions within their companies. This is especially true in industries like IT, engineering, manufacturing, and science. As the UK doesn’t seem to have enough local people to meet the demand for skilled workers, many companies are …

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Protect Your Company’s Knowledge Advantage

Linkilaw Company Law, Employee Regulations, Internet Security, Motivation & Success, Startup Advice & Tips

Intellectual property has become quite the ‘catch phrase’ for perceived ownership of what a company conceives, creates or produces. In fact it’s only a part of the whole picture – the legal part, to be exact. While licencing and trademarking your brand and the items you sell is critical, it’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to …

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Digital Skills Gap in UK

Linkilaw Business News, Employee Regulations, Home-Based Business, Startup Advice & Tips

Welcome to our roundup of news that matters for UK startups! This week we’re addressing digital technology – and the dichotomy existing between dynamic business growth and the apparently under-developed digital skills of the larger populace. One solution is to bring experts in from outside the EU; another is to encourage ramped up adult training and STEM education in our …

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How To Choose Employment Status And Contracts ?

Linkilaw Business Structures, Company Law, Employee Regulations, Insurance Covers, Startup Advice & Tips

There are so many different ways to employ someone these days. From independent contractors (freelancers) and subcontracted work (through agencies or industry specialists) to workers and employees – it’s a thin line that separates the similarities from the distinctions. Yet, the one thing they all have in common is a contract of employment; something which defines the work to be …

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Why Whistleblowers Are Protected By Law

Linkilaw Company Law, Employee Regulations, Internet Security

Everyone has secrets, and some are more obviously guarded than others. Unfortunately, powerful institutions (such as governments and complex corporations) get caught up in a tangled web, thinking that they need to protect the public from things they are ‘better off not knowing.’ Shady practices, high level incompetence, or outright criminality are things that these organisations have a special interest …