Employment Status – Gig Economy – Where Does It All End?

In June 2018, the Supreme Court held that a plumber engaged by Pimlico Plumbers under a written agreement which stated the company was not obliged to offer work and he […]

The Implications Of Wrongful Deduction Of Wages And National Minimum Wage

In a recent case (6th Feb 2019) – Middlesborough FC have been cleared from breaching NMW 1998 rules. Historically Middlesborough Football Club had given their staff the option of purchasing […]

Messenger Bots, Lead Generation and Why Do Local Businesses Need Them in 2019?

Let’s look at these statistics from Facebook:    53% of prospects are more likely to buy something from a business that they can message! The open rate on messenger is 5x HIGHER […]

7 Great Reasons to Get Facebook Messenger Marketing Bots for Business

Facebook Messenger Marketing Bots For Business in 2019 Onward for Local Business   1:  Reach your audience directly on their phone. We live on our phones and so do your […]

What Training Does A First Aider Need?

First Aiders The recommendation is that in a lower risk business, such as an office, an appointed person would be required for fewer than 50 staff and a First Aider […]

Transitional import procedures—no deal Brexit guidance

In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, from 11pm GMT on 29 March 2019, UK businesses will need to apply the same processes when trading […]

How Not To Be Named And Shamed

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a naming scheme for employers who fail to pay employment tribunal awards. The naming scheme was recommended in 2017 […]

My Employee is sick what can I do?

Do you know how much absenteeism costs you? Do you have a process to measure it? Do you have policies to address it? We all get sick and employers should […]

Facebook – Like, Share Or Comment?

The same can be said of social media but many people behave differently. If you read something good don’t just hit the like button, comment on it and hit the […]

Are Restrictive Covenants An Unsigned Contract Of Employment Enforceable Against The Employee?

The starting point is quite simple, where employees have signed their employment contracts, they are bound by its terms even if they do not bother to read it (subject to […]

Easier Way To Check Right To Work

The changes to take place on 28 January will mean that employers can use an online service to conduct the necessary right to work checks on migrants, rather than viewing […]

Key employment regulation changes in 2019

I hope you had a restful and enjoyable holiday season. Increase in National Minimum Wage rates Both the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates will increase on 1 […]