James Potts - Legal Services Director
Recent Blog Posts By James Potts - Legal Services Director
The bank holiday rush: how to manage last minute leave requests
“How to bag 50 days off work while only using 19 days of annual leave…” Those articles do the rounds every year. And this year, your staff could be p... Read More
Spring budget decoded: the HR takeaways that actually affect you
What does the spring budget mean for your HR? “Don’t know and don’t care.” Might be your first thought. And we don’t blame you. When notifications ar... Read More
Will your staff have the right to ask for more stable working hours?
The government could be changing the rights of staff who work unpredictable hours. Why? Well, many businesses decide when their staff work. Which mea... Read More
Are you ready for all the new employment laws?
The government has recently backed a number of new laws that will affect all employers in the coming years. Family rights. Rules around staff tips. T... Read More
Are the rules for holiday calculations changing again?
Last year, the rules around calculating holiday leave and pay for part-year staff changed. The Supreme Court ruled that employers had to stop pro-rat... Read More
Exclusivity clause ban: can my employee work a second job without telling me?
Previously, many of the lowest-paid earners in society couldn’t work multiple jobs because of exclusivity clauses in their contracts. In 2015, the go... Read More
How are flexible working rights changing?
In a bid to make flexible working the ‘default’, the government is setting new rules for both employers and employees. This involves giving millions o... Read More
Gift giving vs bribery: when is a present illegal?
Whilst ‘tis the season for giving, a workplace gift could ruin Christmas if it breaks anti-bribery law… So, if you’re planning on taking a client out... Read More
How will the autumn budget affect your business?
Now Jeremy Hunt has presented his autumn statement to Parliament, what do the planned tax rises and spending cuts mean for UK businesses? The chancel... Read More
Retained EU Law Bill: will your employee’s working rights change?
Most of the UK’s EU-derived laws are set to automatically expire at the end of 2023. So, current employment rights are at risk of getting the axe unle... Read More
Can my staff legally carry out a World Cup sweepstake?
Many workplace sweepstakes ahead of the World Cup are likely to be illegal, says gambling law expert. A World Cup sweepstake at work might seem like ... Read More