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  • 9 Nov 2015
    When restaurant owner Chris Charalambous sacked his chef Mr Hillis, we doubt the insertion of a smiley face into his text would have saved him. The award concerned underpayment of minimum wage, breach of contract and holiday pay. The reputational damage following national press coverage is likely to be far more costly for Cail Bruich.

  • 7 Nov 2015
    If your resolution for 2016 is to sort out your HR and employment contracts etc. then our top tips for creating a comprehensive and legally compliant employment framework for small business for less than £500 will make an essential read! So spend 5 minutes reading our top tips and leave the rest to us.

  • 7 Nov 2015
    In the last month the government via the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has issued guidance on zero hours contracts and on when they may be and may not be appropriate. Please read the full article to see if your zero hours contracts comply with the new guidelines.

  • 6 Nov 2015
    Mourinho facing constructive dismissal charges, Eva Carneiro, the former Chelsea Club Doctor, who is suing both Jose Mourinho personally and Chelsea football club for constructive dismissal. What does ‘constructive dismissal’ mean and how can employers protect their businesses and themselves personally from similar claims? 95% of small businesses do not adequately protect themselves from discrimination claims and in this article we’ll show how, with some simple and quick steps, this can be done.

  • 29 Sep 2015
    The introduction of tribunal fees saw a sharp decline in the number of tribunal applications. Unison (the public sector union) claim the fees are a barrier to justice, employers claim fees have dissuaded weak and vexatious claims. Are we about to see changes in England and Wales and what will it mean for small employers?