The new GDPR – What franchises should be doing now

The new data law changes are extensive for those involved in implementing them but mainly businesses need to know where to start. Our data law compliance top tips are here to give you a steer.

Vanishing dismissals: the effect of a successful appeal

Offering the right of appeal may well be a great start to ensuring the process is fair but all too often employers simply pay lip service to an appeal, treating it is a tick box exercise necessary to usher out an errant employee.

New Selective Licensing Scheme: Info for Nottingham landlords

Local Authorities now have the power to introduce a Selective Licensing Scheme for rental properties within their jurisdiction. Under the Housing Act 2004, Nottingham City Council have introduced a scheme which will last for a period of 5 years

Understanding nuptial agreements

Nuptial agreements are made by a couple before or during marriage or civil partnership stating how they intend their financial matters to be dealt with during the relationship but also in the event of divorce, dissolution or separation.

Fraser Brown raise £4,000 for charity in annual golf day

The funds raised will go towards Autism East Midlands; a charity which provides support to families and individuals affected by autism, and Newlife; a charity that helps disabled children and their families across the UK

Administration Orders: An effective tool for creditors

This case is of particular significance for both Insolvency Practitioners and creditors alike as it shows a growing tendency of courts to favour administration applications by creditors even against a seemingly solvent company.

When self-employment isn’t really self-employment

The Supreme Court has delivered its judgment in the widely anticipated case of Smith –v- Pimlico Plumbers Limited which deals with the issue of worker status and is expected to have knock on effects for those working in the gig economy and beyond.

Caring for elderly relatives: what rights does an employee have?

With pressures on budgets and availability of services it is perhaps unsurprising that care responsibilities increasingly fall upon the shoulders of family members. What rights do employees have to time off work to attend to such responsibilities?

Sexual harassment: A continuing spotlight

The House of Commons women and equalities select committee has been told the limit for the pursuit of sexual harassment claims is too short. Corbyn is expected to promote a ban on non-disclosure agreements in settlements of sexual harassment claims.

Are your website privacy policies GDPR compliant?

The Information Commissioner indicated that by this date she wants organisations to demonstrate that they are “on the journey” to compliance. An essential part of ensuring compliance with the GDPR is the privacy notice on your website.

Retentions in construction contracts – the end in sight?

The second reading of the Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill has been given a revised date of 15th June, when the construction industry’s existing retentions system will be reviewed in light of lessons learned in the collapse of Carilli

Marriage – the effect on your Will

Those that enter a marriage after making a Will are at risk of having their Will revoked, with assets left to pass through “intestacy rules.” It is important that you update your Will in these circumstances, to protect your wishes and assets.

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