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Black Lives Matter: bringing change to the workplace

Selwan Yousif
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In the wake of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, there is increased momentum in addressing racial inequalities at work. But this is against a backdrop of significant and long-standing barriers for workers of black and minority ethnic heritage.  For...

Extending eating areas into outdoor space - issues for landlords and tenants

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Now that hotels, pubs, bars, and restaurants are back in business, leisure and hospitality operators are looking for ways to attract enough customers to remain viable.  Most caterers are acutely aware of the number of customers required to break even...

COVID-19 furlough scheme update and key risks for employers

Selwan Yousif
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As the lockdown continues, the Government has extended access to its coronavirus job retention scheme and employers are settling in to a new way of working. Business life may have drastically changed, but employment law still applies. Selwan Yousif , ...

Risk management by company directors during the COVID-19 crisis

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With the business world in turmoil due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus and our determined efforts to bring it under control, company directors need to proceed with caution over the coming weeks and months to ensure that decisions made under pressure...

Guidance for employers regarding the coronavirus from ACAS

Jasvinder Gill
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With more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), being reported in the UK each day, employers will be wondering how to handle the issue especially as they may need to react fast if a situation develops in the workplace or if there are concerns about the health of...

Protecting your interests when taking venture capital

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The stories of companies which received investment after an appearance on Dragons’ Den are legendary, but every so often one turns down the opportunity to work with a famous investor.  Such was the case with The Great British Porridge Company,...

What are the pitfalls when deducting money from employees' pay?

Jasvinder Gill
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Employers often get caught out by thinking that just because a worker owes them money they can simply take it off the next pay package. The law on protection of wages is not as straight forward as many employers might assume. Jasvinder Gill , Senior...

Choosing a partnership scheme

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You and your business partner may have a fantastic business idea and wish to launch your business as soon as possible, but before you do so it is vital that you give adequate thought to what type of partnership will best suit your needs. Alternatively, you...

Resolving a business insurance dispute

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Is your business struggling to get an insurance claim settled? Our latest insurance disputes blog offers useful tips on how to achieve a good outcome. 

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