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Date: 17 Apr 2014

Employers can dismiss without notice for ‘last straw’ misconduct

Employers may now be able to dismiss employees for gross misconduct for acts that are not in themselves gross misconduct, but are part of a...

Date: 17 Apr 2014

Gone but not forgotten? How victimising ex-employees can still lead to claims

Employers should take care not to act in a way that victimises former employees who are bringing discrimination claims against them, following a recent ruling.

Date: 08 Apr 2014

Cups of tea call time on hostile child proceedings

A recent case has highlighted the benefits that can be achieved when parents are able to step back from a difficult situation and discuss matters...

Date: 07 Apr 2014

Changes to pensions auto-enrolment

In response to feedback from employers already subject to the requirement to automatically enrol certain workers into a pension scheme, in May 2013 the Department...

Date: 02 Apr 2014

Exaggerated claim and dubious litigation strategy create cost catastrophe

When an offer to settle a legal dispute is made, important consequences follow from the offer as regards legal costs

Date: 01 Apr 2014

Discount offers should be treated with caution

Recent decisions of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) show that sales promotions need to be treated with caution

Date: 14 Mar 2014

Empower your family today… and avoid potential problems tomorrow

Why you should consider making a lasting power of attorney now before its too late.

Date: 14 Mar 2014

Making redundancy a last resort

If times aren't so good and you're thinking about cutting staff, you can take steps to make redundancies a last resort. We list some ways...

Date: 10 Mar 2014

CV fraud: Recruiting legally

There is no doubt that CV fraud is on the increase but as an employer, what do you need to be aware of when recruiting?...

Date: 17 Feb 2014

Love thy neighbour or face the consequences

A homeowner is forced to pay more than £17,000 in damages after her hedge damaged the foundations of her neighbour's home.