outsourcing work to freelancers

Are You Using Legal Best Practices For Outsourcing Work To Freelancers

Linkilaw Employee Regulations

Outsourcing is all the rave at the moment. Businesses are now outsourcing work to freelancers more than ever before. Businesses are outsourcing work to freelancers because it is a great way to delegate specific tasks to others who are perhaps more qualified than they are. Other reasons are that they don’t have the time to do that specific task themselves …

employee handbook

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. [tweet_dis_img][/tweet_dis_img] The handbook should detail your startup’s laws …

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 …

knowledge advantage

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 …

digital skills uk

Digital Skills Gap in UK

Linkilaw Employee Regulations

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 …

employment contracts

How to choose employment status and contracts ?

Linkilaw Employee Regulations

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 …

whistleblowers law

Why Whistleblowers Are Protected By Law

Linkilaw Employee Regulations

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.’ [tweet_dis_img][/tweet_dis_img] Shady practices, high level incompetence, or outright criminality are things that these organisations have a special …

Flexible Working Rights for Employee

Flexible Working: Employee Rights And Your Liabilities

Linkilaw Company Law, Employee Regulations, Startup Advice & Tips

It’s been over a year now since employers have been required by law to consider their employee requests for flexibility of their working hours and location. For instance, they might ask for adjusted start and finish times, or to request the option to perform certain duties from home on specific days. All workers – not just carers and parents with …

hiring an intern

Benefits Of Hiring An Intern For Employers And Interns

Linkilaw Employee Regulations

There are many reasons why hiring an intern might be a good move for you, while others might point you in the opposite direction. We think it’s probably wise to take an honest look at the ups, and downs, the realities and the laws involved in bringing an intern into your office. You should realise that hiring an intern is a commitment, …