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Religious and philosophical belief

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Cases about religious and philosophical beliefs have been in the headlines recently. The aim of this brief guide is to give you more of an understanding of this complex area of law. Philosophical belief Under the Equality Act 2010 religious and certain philosophical beliefs are protected. To be classified as a philosophical belief worthy of […]

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Flexible working requests change on 30 June – are you ready?

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On 30 June the rules relating to flexible working will change for all employers. To help your business understand the new rules we have set out a guide to the new legislation below: Flexible Working A flexible working request is a request from an employee to change their hours, the times they work or the […]

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An employer’s guide to the Data Protection Act

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The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) is one of the most requested Acts of Parliament on www.legislation.gov.uk and it is also one of the most complicated. With that in mind we have set out the basics of the DPA as it applies to employers. The DPA governs the processing of personal data i.e. data that relates to a living person who […]

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Contracts with Consumers – New rules from 13 June 2014

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If you deal with consumers then you need to be aware of the changes to the law which come into effect one month from today on 13 June 2014. The Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 replace the Distance Selling Regulations and the Doorstep Selling Regulations and apply to contracts formed at a distance (usually online, mail order, […]

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Outtakes from York Studios Photo Shoot

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Auto-enrolment: The Basics

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We have all seen the ‘I’m in’ adverts about auto-enrolment pensions on TV but many smaller companies are still unaware of what that means for their company. The key information is set out below: What is auto-enrolment? It is the process of enrolling all eligible jobholders into a tax-registered qualifying pension scheme. If you’re an employer with […]

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Early Conciliation

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On 6 April a new voluntary early conciliation process came into force whereby all claimants can submit brief details of their employment claim to ACAS for conciliation before they issue a claim. For any claims lodged on or after 6 May the process will be compulsory (save for a few exceptions) as only those claimants […]

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