A recent letter from the regulator could indicate that it wants to widen its remit to include diversity and inclusion. Should brokers be worried? Martin Friel reports.
The market reacts to prohibition on daytime drinking
Philip Smith alleges constructive dismissal concerning his resignation in November 2013.
Changes to legislation governing flexible working mean employers need to get up to speed with the new guidelines, explains Peter Done
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.
Abbey Legal Protection (ALP) has launched its new online quote system (OQS).
Changes to employment law swing the balance of power back towards the employer, but there are still pitfalls to avoid, explains Peter Done
Arc Legal Assistance has signed up to provide Swinton Commercial with a legal expenses policy geared towards protecting SMEs.
Is making redundancies always the best option for coping with financial pressure? Peter Done explores the problems and alternatives
Arc Legal Assistance has called on the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to rethink proposals to charge individuals fees of up to £2,000 or more to bring employment tribunal cases.
With a host of changes to employment law coming into effect, employers need to ensure they are up to date with their legal responsibilities, says Peter Done.
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…
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.
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…
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 Legal Expenses has revamped its legal expenses policy for businesses, which provides up to £50,000 financial protection for legal costs per claim.
Changes to the age of compulsory retirement will have an impact on brokers and their clients. Alex Lock looks at potential financial implications and risks to consider.
Employers will no longer be able to make people retire at 65 under new laws.
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…
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.
Employees took 180 million sick days last year, averaging 6.4 days each, according to the latest CBI/Pfizer Absence and Workplace Health Survey.
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?
Allianz Legal Protection and Towergate Risk Solutions Milton Keynes want to give more access to legal advice over employers' responsibilities.
The Institute of Insurance Brokers (IIB) has relaunched its legal advice line for members.