James Potts - Legal Services Director
Recent Blog Posts By James Potts - Legal Services Director
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
Mini-budget U-turn: what’s changed?
Now Liz Truss has resigned as Prime Minister, what does this mean for Jeremy Hunt's updated mini-budget? To make sure you’re up to date with the chan... Read More
Planned power cuts: how to minimise disruption and risk at work
The National Grid warns that there could be a series of planned power cuts this winter. With the Russo-Ukrainian War disrupting electricity supplies, ... Read More
What are the new right to work rules?
On 1st October, right to work rules changed. And if you don’t comply with the new guidelines, you could face hefty fines or even legal prosecution… I... Read More
The legal risks of applying the wrong employment status – and how to avoid them
The government has updated its guidance on employment statuses. The aim? To clarify the differences between the rights of employees, workers, and the ... Read More