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Buying a Company: Do You Really Know What You Are Taking On?

Feb 02, 2018

When buying a company, professional advice is always absolutely necessary so that you have a full understanding of exactly what you are taking on. In one case that proved the point, the purchaser of part of a global management consultancy group claimed to have found itself facing millions in unexpected tax liabilities.

Gender pay Gap Reporting- Deadline Approaches

Feb 01, 2018

Whilst the BBC and Easyjet have headlined the news on the topic of differences in pay between male and female employees, it is important to remember that the requirement to publish annual gender pay gap data applies to all private sector employers with 250 or more employees and the deadline for the year commencing April 2017 is 4 April 2018. If the rules apply to you and you are not registered, it should be remembered that registration can take up to a week.

Are ‘Casual’ Staff Entitled to Workers’ Rights?

Jan 31, 2018

Are so called 'casual' staff entitled to the panoply of rights afforded to 'workers' by the Employment Rights Act 1996? A tribunal grappled with that vital issue in a case concerning a pipe fitter who found a temporary job through a recruitment agency.

Informal business partnerships are a recipe for strife

Nov 26, 2017

Business partnerships do not need a written agreement to be legally binding: they can be created orally or by conduct indicating that an accord has been reached: this can make it very easy for the parties involved simply to continue without considering what may happen if relations go sour.

Social Media and work: know your rights

Nov 25, 2017

In general, social media can be an effective way to keep in touch with friends and family, however, when using social media to discuss work, even the most innocent postings can potentially have major consequences.

Overpaid Tribunal Fees? Now you can claim them back!

Oct 19, 2017

The government has recently announced its employment tribunal fees refund scheme. In summary, all fees will be repaid along with interest of 0.5%. Applicants should be contacted directly in due course, but can pre-register their claims by emailing [email protected]

Get Employment Solicitor Justin Sadler's HR Policy Pack - Just £195

Oct 16, 2017

Are you 100% up to date with your human resource policies? Want to update all your policies today? Justin Sadler's HR pack for 2017 is just for you.

Employment Tribunal fees scrapped after Supreme Court ruling

Aug 29, 2017

The Government has been forced to scrap employment tribunal fees after a ruling by the Supreme Court in July, bringing an abrupt end to a policy that has been controversial since its introduction in 2013 under the Coalition Government.

Beware of the Restrictive Covenants in your Employment Contract!

Jun 12, 2017

In general many senior employees know the intimate details of the companies they work for and their departure to a competing business can be a disaster, especially if they have worked at the company for a long time.

Football club Assistant Manager wrongly dismissed

May 19, 2017

As anyone who follows football will know, managerial sackings are a feature of the modern game. However, a recent employment tribunal decision involving a football club has demonstrated the importance of having effective company disciplinary processes.

Welcome to the Barrett and Co Articles Library, here you will find articles on many relevant and interesting topics. This section will be updated every few months so check back regularly. If you have any suggestions for articles please email [email protected] or use the Contact Form on the right.

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