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Top tips to avoid a scam

Unfortunately, there are times when criminals will pretend to be a solicitor to scam members of the public and take their money. Fraudsters will target genuine law firms by claiming to represent a client on the other side of a transaction (such as a property purchase) or may target individuals directly by appearing to be…

Living with Covid in the workplace: what should employers do as restrictions lift

  As the prime minister announces that from today (Monday the 19th  of July) Covid-19 legal restrictions will be lifted, HR Consultant Lucy Cotterell explains what businesses should expect in the next few weeks. What will change from the 19th of July? The government instruction to work from home will be lifted. There will be…

Let’s talk about cannabis!

In some parts of the world, the production, distribution, sale, and consumption of recreational cannabis is legal.  This is the case in many parts of the USA and Canada, but over here, except in some limited medical circumstances, it remains illegal. This creates a Proceeds of Crime issue for anyone who has a legal business abroad…

HR advice for employers in the UK as the holiday season approaches

  Following the Government’s decision to ease restrictions in relation to domestic and foreign travel, many employees who have built up holiday entitlement and are longing for a break will be looking to book a getaway this summer. The ever-changing situation, however, not only makes booking a holiday difficult but for businesses the resource challenge…

Are you ready for your teams to return to the office?

While the roadmap out of lockdown remains changeable and none of us know what restrictions will be lifted on the 21st of June, as an employer it is important that you have a plan in place to manage the return to the office regardless of the date it actually happens. HR Consultant Lucy Cotterell answers…

Furlough extended again

  Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced in last week’s Budget (3 March 2021) that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“furlough scheme”) will be extended until the end of September 2021 The furlough scheme, where the government pays 80% of employees’ wages for the hours they cannot work during the pandemic – up to a limit…

COVID-19 Vaccinations – Employers questions answered

Given the good news this week that one in three adults have had their first COVID-19 vaccination, and over the coming months those aged 60 and under will now be called to be vaccinated, many employers will be considering how to approach vaccines with their workforce. Can an employer require all employees to be vaccinated?…

The Future of flexible working

In 2020 businesses had to rapidly adopt new ways of working as Covid-19 restrictions required staff to work from home. Almost a year on and while we all hope that the emergence of a vaccine will mean that these restrictions will ease, the ways of working have changed beyond recognition. Employment Partner, Sean McDonough considers…

Mogers Drewett Business Surgery – The practical advice your business needs now and in the future –

Join our commercial experts, Maeve England, Sean McDonough and Natalie Wright as they cover everything from dispute resolution and liabilities, commercial property and reviewing your contracts, employers’ obligations and employees’ rights and much more in the latest Bath Life Business Surgery. Please get in touch if you need help at this time or if you…

SME Growth: Investing in Success

As the nation looks towards its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, Insider brought together a range of business leaders from some of the region’s key small to medium-sized business, including Corporate Commercial Partner Tom Webb from Mogers Drewett for a question and answer-style audience debate to examine the opportunities for SMEs to grow in the…