Bullying at work survey reveals alarming statistics

A report this morning on ITV's Daybreak show revealed some alarming findings, following a survey carried out into workplace bullying.

Flexible parental leave

The government have announced their plans for parents to be able to share up to one year's leave after the birth of a child.

High Income Child Benefit Reforms

From 7th January 2013, the child benefits system is set to change. This will affect all families where at least one partner earns £50,000 or more, and will result in no payment to those earning £60,000 or more.

Auto-enrolment are you ready

You may have recently attended our seminar on this topic and you may also have heard and seen the wave of TV and radio advertising, reminding us all of these reforms which have just started to come into force

Restrictive Covenants - does an employee have to sign them

The recent judgement in FW Farnsworth Limited v Lacy confirms that an employee can be bound by post termination restrictions even if he/she has not signed the contract of employment.

Employee-owner contracts

5 Nov 2012 George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, recently outlined his plans for a new employee-owner contract, which are due to become available in April of next year.

The ever changing times of Employment Law

I do sympathise with employers and employees alike who try to keep on top of the ever increasing raft of new legislation in my chosen subject area "“ it's hard enough for us legal professionals to keep up!

Piercing the corporate veil

An interesting and potentially groundbreaking case has just been decided in the Court of Appeal, relating to the Court's right in family proceedings to pierce the Corporate Veil and make orders against the assets of a company

Employment Protection Scheme

Many employers are unaware how far employment rights now extend and with so much legislation to contend with, no business can afford not to be up to date with the changes.

Why couples should make a will

Most people think wills are of more relevance to the elderly; this is certainly not the case, particularly for couples who have young children. There are many reasons why couples should make wills:

Bankruptcy and divorce

A case proceeding through the Court may have important implications for divorcing husbands and wives who obtain financial awards against spouses who become bankrupt.

Distance selling laws

A recent investigation by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has found that 62 of the UK's top 100 online retail brands are not complying with distance selling laws.

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