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Flexible working

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Any employee who has been employed for a minimum of 26 weeks has the legal right to request flexible working. Flexible working could be having flexible start and finish times, annualised hours or working from home for example.

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Employers Liability - Compulsory Insurance

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Lawgistics have offered the following advice to business in respect of Employer's Liability - Compulsory Insurance.

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Are you ready for the GDPR?

Date: 05-Sep-2017

If you don't actually know what GDPR stands for, then you are almost certainly not ready for this key change of law which is coming your way.

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Increase to Compensation Limits and Tribunal Awards

Date: 01-Mar-2017

The annual increases to compensation limits and minimum awards that are payable under employment legislation have just been announced, and will take effect from 6 April 2017

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New penalties from next month

Date: 23-Feb-2017

Motorists are warned that new penalties for using their mobile phones behind the wheel come into force on 1 March.

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Dept. for Transport and DVSA launch consultation on MOT changes

Date: 25-Jan-2017

Department for Transport and the DVSA have finally issued the consultation document seeking views on whether the age a vehicle gets its first MOT should be increased from 3 to 4 years

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Tax On Termination Payments

Date: 26-Sep-2016

The government has started consultation on its proposed changes to tax treatment of termination payments.

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Childcare vouchers do not need to be provided whilst employee on maternity leave

Date: 27-Jun-2016

This was a controversial decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal and is possibly ripe for further challenge in the not too distant future.

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Who is permitted to drive your vehicles?

Date: 27-Jun-2016

There is occasionally a misconception amongst motor traders that a certificate of motor insurance permits any authorised driver to use any vehicle which is held in the policyholder’s care, custody or control.

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Faked Sickness…Football Flu

Date: 27-Jun-2016

The Euro’s are on! How can you miss it? However, an employer may be concerned if members of staff call in sick at the time of a big match – could this possibly be a fake sickness?

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Biggest change in insurance contract law for over 100 years

Date: 12-May-2016

The Insurance Act 2015 (the ‘Act’) received Royal Assent on the 12th February 2015 and will come into force on the 12th August 2016.

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National Living Wage – From April 2016

Date: 04-Apr-2016

From April 2016 the National Living Wage will be applicable

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Drug Driving Laws

Date: 04-Apr-2016

New drug driving laws came into effect on the 2nd March 2016

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Compassionate leave

Date: 04-Apr-2016

Employees have no statutory right to compassionate leave, so a request can be refused. Although this is the legal position, it is often seen as being unfair.

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Have you been affected by the floods?

Date: 23-Feb-2016

Some parts of the UK have recently been affected by flooding as a result of the battering received by the country from storm Imogen and the other December/January storms. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been quick to state that although they do not intend to visit premises which have been hit by flooding, employers should not overlook the health and safety issues when looking at how to get their businesses up and running again.

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Horseplay in the workplace or Hammer it home

Date: 23-Feb-2016

Horseplay in the workplace

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Dealing with disability related absences

Date: 09-Feb-2016

Dealing with disability related absences

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Reminder about the National Living Wage

Date: 09-Feb-2016

Reminder about the National Living Wage

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More rights for zero hour workers

Date: 09-Feb-2016

More rights for zero hour workers

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Pensions – Auto Enrolment

Date: 07-Jan-2016

Pensions auto enrolment is nearly here and most small businesses will have to be compliant from April or August 2016 and so should already be in the process of setting up their scheme.

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Drink Driving – the morning after the night before

Date: 07-Jan-2016

Think!, the Department of Transport road safety website, has launched a new campaign to raise awareness regarding drink driving.

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Is your selling going the distance?

Date: 13-Nov-2015

As you may be aware, the Long distance selling regulations were incorporated into The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 which apply to any sale that is conducted online, at a distance or away from a traders premises, so what effect does this have on you as a trader?

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The short-term right to reject under the Consumer Rights Act 2015

Date: 06-Nov-2015

Consumer Rights Act, Authorisation to Repair and Replacement Engines

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Legal Update from Lawgistics

Date: 30-Oct-2015

Lawgistics, providers of the IAAF legal helpline, have recently encountered a number of cases where proceedings have been issued incorrectly, generally seen in the individual's name rather than the Limited companies name. However, Lawgistics have been concerned to learn that a Judge recently allowed a Claimant to pursue proceedings against a Director personally rather than the limited company. The reasoning the Judge gave for allowing this was that the company did not communicate clearly to the customer/claimant that they were contracting with a limited company. This was due to a lack of clear details being placed on the sales invoice and other sales material.

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Consumer Rights Act 2015

Date: 30-Oct-2015

October 2015 brings the implementation of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 which will become the main piece of legislation on which consumers will be relying when buying a car, coming into force on 1st October. Most of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 will no longer be relevant to sales made after October 2015.

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Displaying your Company name….What are you obligated to do?

Date: 29-Oct-2015

Lawgistics, providers of the IAAF legal helpline, have recently encountered a number of cases where proceedings have been issued incorrectly, generally seen in the individual's name rather than the Limited companies name. However, Lawgistics have been concerned to learn that a Judge recently allowed a Claimant to pursue proceedings against a Director personally rather than the limited company. The reasoning the Judge gave for allowing this was that the company did not communicate clearly to the customer/claimant that they were contracting with a limited company. This was due to a lack of clear details being placed on the sales invoice and other sales material.

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Changes to Employment Law in October

Date: 02-Oct-2015

Lawgistics have provided the following updates to Employment Law that will take effect from 1 October 2015.

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Minimum wage, holiday pay and consumer rights

Date: 04-Sep-2015

Lawgistics have highlighted the the following developments:

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