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What do the changes to self-isolation rules mean for employers?

Currently, it is a legal requirement for most individuals to self-isolate if they or someone they live with has COVID symptoms or tests positive, they have returned from a “red list” country, or they have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace. Now, failure to do so, or an employer insisting an employee comes to…

How risky is Non-Compliance to your business?

The cost of non-compliance with Financial Crime Regulation, such as anti-money laundering, sanctions, tax evasion and others and have been continuously increasing in the past few years. However, staying compliant with ever-evolving regulations has become a challenge but failing to adhere to these regulations could leave businesses unable to operate. What is Corporate Compliance? Compliance…

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…

The importance of a Lasting Powers of Attorney

  Most people have heard of the importance of making a Will to ensure a person’s wishes are met when they pass away, but not everyone has heard of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) and the importance of these documents when caring for a loved one. LPAs are documents you can put in place which…

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…

Protect your business with a pre-nup.

Entrepreneurs are typically driven, ambitious people who have plans in place to protect their business against the risks associated with bad luck, competition or the economy. But how many plan to minimise the emotional and financial costs of divorce upon their business? Contributions of homemaking and growing a business are considered of equal importance in…

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…

Couples must wait for a ‘no fault’ divorce as new law is delayed

  The government announcement this week that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, will be delayed by at least six months will disappoint many separated couples seeking to divorce in the most amicable way, with the least impact on their children. The Act, which was due to come into force in October 2021, will…

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…