How your business should prepare for a coronavirus outbreak

Is your business starting to consider the risk of a coronavirus outbreak? The impact of a COVID-19 outbreak on your workforce should now be on every employer's risk register. Matt Huddleson explains why, and what you should do. (more…) [...]

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Supporting Innovation in Healthcare

OTB Eveling are delighted to have supported long-standing client Doctor Care Anywhere (‘DCA’) on a joint venture agreement with AXA PPP healthcare that will transform the way up to a million patients receive care in the UK. The initiative will, [...]

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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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Sweet News

OTB Eveling were delighted to act for confectionery brand Candy Kittens in its recent deal to secure additional investment from Katjes International, the German confectionary company.  The multi-million pound deal gives Katjes a majority stake in Candy Kittens. Founded in [...]

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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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What can employers do when faced with a covert recording of a meeting?

What can employers do when faced with a covert recording of a meeting? We now live in a world where we are all digitally connected, constantly. The time when it was difficult to secretly record meetings, is no more. It [...]

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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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Please rest assured that OTB Eveling remains open for business in support of all of our clients during this difficult period. Our remote working capability is fully tested and secure. We would recommend that over the next few weeks, clients email their usual firm contact directly, although we will try to deal with any calls coming through the main line as soon as possible. For new or general enquiries, please email info@otbeveling.com