Christmas Office Closure

The team wish all of our clients a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. To refresh our batteries, we will also be taking a break over the Christmas period. The office will be closed from the 21st December 2018 to 2nd January 2019. We look forward to speaking to you all again in…

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Zero Hours Contracts

Zero Hours Contracts frequently gain a bad press.  Their use (or “abuse”) is often derided as the sign of bad employer. There is a place for zero hours contracts for some employers.  The flexibility that zero hours contracts can provide to employers (and to employees) is often of considerable use – particularly in certain industries…

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Changes to the ID verification process

The Disclosure & Barring service (DBS), announced mandatory changes to the ID verification process earlier this year. The new process has been running in parallel with the existing ID checking guidelines for a three-month transition period, but this ends on 3rd December 2018. After this date the new guidelines must be applied. The changes have…

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Company Fined for Insurance Breach

A motor vehicle repair and maintenance company has been fined for not having employers’ liability insurance. Birmingham Magistrates’ court heard how A E Motors Birmingham Ltd Florence Street, Birmingham were unable to produce a certificate of insurance during an inspection. The inspection, being part of an initiative with West Midlands Police and Birmingham City Council,…

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The Right of Access

Back in October 2017, we wrote a blog on subject access and how employees and other parties have the right to access the data you hold about them. Since then we have had two new pieces of legislation come into play, the big one being the General Data Protection Regulation on 25th May 2018, subsequently…

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