What you need to know about UK employment law changes in April 2020

Each year there are changes to employment law in the UK. This year there are a few changes that, although they aren’t ground-breaking, do have the potential to catch you out. Employers. Beware. Here is what you need to know [...]

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Protecting your business from employment risk in a commercial contract

Most businesses are confident in agreeing the main commercial and operational elements of a contract to provide services, but many completely miss out (or mis-judge) the employment related aspects, which can leave them open to significant risk. So, how should [...]

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What can employers do when faced with a conflict between two employees’ beliefs or characteristics? And can vegetarianism be a “religious belief”?

Employers are often worried about inadvertently discriminating against employees, and the consequences of doing so. This tends to cause the most problems in the area of “religious or philosophical beliefs”, because some of those have a nasty tendency of leading [...]

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Do you really need to seek employment law advice from a lawyer for legal privilege to apply?

This is often a question that will go through an employer’s head when they are considering who they seek advice from in respect of problem employees. And employers dealing with tricky employees can face a problem in respect of that advice, [...]

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Do we really need employment contracts and policies?

Or perhaps the question should be: “Do these contracts and policies need to be so complicated? and who should draft them? HR or legal?” I have had several conversations recently (and more regularly) fuelling the ongoing debate about the best [...]

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Removing a problem employee from your business

If you need to remove an employee from your business, it can be a messy, costly and risky process. So, it is often in a business’ interests to avoid much of that by going straight for an agreed settlement. But [...]

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Preparing your business for the employment risks in commercial contracts

How can a business prepare itself to withstand unexpected employment risks and liabilities when pitching for new commercial contracts? (more…) [...]

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What a post-GDPR world means for business – Four things that businesses need to be ready for

Now we all live in a post-GDPR world of data protection law, what does that really mean for businesses, and what do businesses really need to be looking out for and responding to? (more…) [...]

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OTB Eveling Recognised in Latest Legal 500 and Chambers Rankings

We are delighted to report that OTB Eveling is again listed amongst the top law firms and solicitor rankings in the latest editions of the Legal 500 2018 and Chambers and Partners UK 2019 guides. (more…) [...]

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Employee? Worker? Self-employed? Who knows.

The Supreme Court rules in the case of Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith [2018] UKSC 29 There have been numerous cases over recent months regarding the gig economy and worker status, with a string of decisions confirming that, [...]

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