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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Recruiters - five things to watch out for

Whether you are new to the recruitment industry or are well established, it is worth re-visiting some essential points regarding your terms and conditions of business.

An agency is, broadly speaking, a business which arranges for other businesses or individuals to work together. An agency which supplies workers on a temporary basis is an employment business, whereas an agency which supplies persons to work for businesses permanently is an employment agent.

Employment agencies and employment businesses are regulated by two main pieces of legislation: the Employment Agencies Act 1973 (the Act) and the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (the Regs). Together, this framework attempts to protect the worker and imposes certain restrictions on what employment agencies and businesses can and can’t do.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Clubs and Societies – to incorporate or not?

If you are working together with other people with a common purpose (but not with a view to making a profit) and you have members, you may well be running a club or society. It could be a sports club or social society, that you or your child is involved in. What you may not have considered is what the potential repercussions would be if something went wrong?

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Capital Bridging rebrands to Amicus

imageCapital Bridging Finance Limited (“Capital” or “Capital Bridging”) is changing its name to Amicus. The business, one of the leading short term property finance lenders in the UK feels the change of name will better support their strategy of broadening their lending proposition and builds on their strong reputation as a dependable, adaptable, approachable lender that works hard with their customers to find a solution.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

What you need to know about shared parental leave

milk bottleRecent changes to regulations mean that parental leave laws now allow prospective fathers the right to take more time off to attend antenatal classes. Next year, it will go one step further and allow male employees the right to share parental leave with their partner. What does this mean for employees and employers?

As of October 2014, male employees are allowed to take time off for antenatal appointments so that they can accompany their expectant partner. However, whereas female employees will be paid during antenatal appointments, male employees will not.

Previously, female employees could take a maximum of 52 weeks, with the first 26 being ordinary maternity leave and the remainder known as additional maternity leave.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

What you need to know about flexible working patterns

Changes in 2014 to employment law mean that any employee who has a child under 16 years of age, or under 18 years of age with a disability, or an employee who is looking after an adult dependent, can request flexible working hours. These rules also extend to any employees who have adopted or are currently fostering.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Have you been a passenger in a road traffic accident? Here’s what you should know

drivingWhen it comes to road traffic accidents, it’s not just the person that’s behind the wheel that is affected. Whether through physical injury, loss of earnings or mental anguish, a passenger in a vehicle can be affected just as much as the driver should they be unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident, and as such they are rightfully entitled to compensation for any direct losses.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

What to do if you are involved in an accident with an uninsured driver

road-asphalt-with-yellow-stripe-1434678-mBeing involved in a road traffic accident can be a very traumatic experience, especially if the accident was not your fault. However, it can be made even worse if you discover that the other driver is uninsured or if the other driver is untraced having left the scene of the accident without exchanging details with you or you are unfortunate to be the victim of a hit and run then there are ways though in which you can still recover compensation with the help of a solicitor.