Employment law

Working flexibly

Changes to legislation governing flexible working mean employers need to get up to speed with the new guidelines, explains Peter Done

Growing SMEs: Room to manoeuvre

Small businesses are often subject to rapid change and growth, and it is essential that brokers and insurers understand how radically their risk profiles can evolve.

You’re fired

Changes to employment law swing the balance of power back towards the employer, but there are still pitfalls to avoid, explains Peter Done

The truth about redundancy

Is making redundancies always the best option for coping with financial pressure? Peter Done explores the problems and alternatives

Reportage - SME: SMEs under the regulatory spotlight

The risks that the SME sector faces on a daily basis have increased significantly over the past 10 years. Rising regulation and an increasingly litigious society mean that such businesses are facing an ever-growing rate of claims often not covered by the…

Reportage - SME: a blossoming romance

The SME love affair has been flourishing for a while, but what does the term actually mean? With nearly all UK enterprises falling into this category, Liz McMahon explores the sector's diverse needs.

Management Clinic - Employee procedures: Off the leash

An employee has completed a deal for a partnership with another company without consulting the relevant internal parties or gaining my permission as the managing director. How should I go about disciplining the employee in question, keeping in mind the…

Management Clinic: Fending off invaders

A rival has offered one of my employees a very appealing contract and has offered to buy out the rest of their contract with my business. The employee is a vital member of my team: how can I change their terms quickly?

MSL policy gets makeover

MSL Legal Expenses has revamped its legal expenses policy for businesses, which provides up to £50,000 financial protection for legal costs per claim.

Management clinic - sabbaticals: Big break

An employee wants to take three months off work to travel but there are no provisions with regard to extended breaks in their employment contract. While the employee has one month of holiday entitlement to use, the other two months won't be covered. What…

Employment tribunal claims soar

Figures released by the Tribunals Service show that 236,100 employment tribunal (ET) claims lodged in the year 1st April 2009 to 31st March 2010, an increase of 56% from the previous year.

Management Clinic: Illness on leave

An employee recently returned after a two-week holiday complained of sickness for a period of three days during their leave. Are they able to claim the holiday entitlement back due to the sickness?

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