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A legal guide to apprenticeships for employers

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An apprenticeship is a role that combines practical work experience with learning assessments in a real working environment. Apprenticeships help people to learn a specific job role while gaining industry-specific skills.

Rest break entitlement at work in the UK

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Employees and workers in the UK have clear rights when it comes to rest break entitlements, but employment law that covers this can be confusing. It is essential that businesses and employers are aware of staff entitlement to work breaks, and how long they are expected to grant. In the UK, the details of break […]

Managing Conflicts of Interest In The Workplace

Conflict of interest in the workplace

As a business owner or manager, you have a responsibility to identify and address conflicts of interest in your workplace. Failure to do so can negatively impact your company’s reputation, finances, and employee morale. What Are Conflicts Of Interest? A conflict of interest arises when an employee’s personal interests interfere with their ability to make […]

When Does Overtime Become a Contractual Obligation for Employers?

When Does Overtime Become a Contractual Obligation for Employers?

As a UK employer, you may rely on your team to work overtime during busy periods or to meet deadlines. However, you need to be aware of when overtime takes on a contractual nature, as this can impact your obligations around pay, leave entitlements and more. Understanding the legalities will help you implement fair and […]

How To Negotiate A Settlement Agreement With Employers

How To Negotiate A Settlement Agreement

If you need to negotiate a settlement agreement when terminating an employee’s contract, the goal should be to find an outcome that is beneficial and fair for all parties involved. Read on for our tips on how to approach and successfully negotiate a settlement agreement from an employer’s perspective, and the key factors to keep […]

When Can You Refuse A Flexible Working Request?

When Can You Refuse A Flexible Working Request

Whether you’ve had requests already or just want to be prepared for a future conversation on the topic, it’s important for both you and your employees that you understand the law surrounding flexible working requests made under the Employment Rights Act 1996. It may feel hard to refuse a flexible working request, especially if has […]

Is A Workplace Dress Code Still A Necessity Post-Covid?

IsAWorkplaceDressCodeStillANecessityPost Covid

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the workplace looked very different for many people. A large proportion of workers were required to work from home where possible leaving skeleton staffing in professional buildings around the country. As a result, workplace dress codes became far less of a focus over finding ways to get the work that needed […]

Is An Email A Legal Document? Be Careful, Here’s Why…

Is An Email A Legal Document

In today’s increasingly digital world, we rely on email and mobile communications more than ever. This might leave you asking the question, ‘is an email a legal document?’ Unfortunately, the answer isn’t as clear-cut as you might think. Emails can be legally binding. However, to be classed as legally binding, they need to include the […]

Restrictive Covenants In The Recruitment Industry

Restrictive Covenants In The Recruitment Industry

Restrictive covenants (sometimes known as post-termination restrictions) are increasingly found in a range of employment settings as a means of protecting businesses from harm when a trusted employee with knowledge of sensitive information goes to work for a competitor. Post-termination restraints can be used to ensure non-solicitation and other types of restrictions in order to […]