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Ideas are just the start

Ideas are just the start

Build Your House On Rock - Even In The Good Times

In times of relative prosperity, the temptation can sometimes be to ignore the basics and assume that everything will run without a hitch or glitch – however it is even more vital to ensure that all boxes are ticked in terms of contracts signed and stored, collateral warranties and letters of reliance properly executed. Once such documents are signed (sealed) and delivered the hope is that there will be no need to consult them in the future. Should however a problem arise in due course, whether in design or workmanship, the written document will be the first port of call.

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One Right Can Make A Wrong: Preventing Illegal Working Without Discriminating

As an employer you will probably be aware of your duty to carry out checks (before and during employment) to ensure that, if your workers need it, they have valid immigration permission to work in the UK. Whilst the focus of such checks tends to be on compliance with immigration law, it's worth remembering that the manner in which such checks are carried out could expose you to employment claims.

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Employment Law Reforms

This spring heralds a further raft of employment law reforms of which employers need to be aware. Firstly, there are a number of changes affecting employers facing employment tribunal claims from 6 April.

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