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Things You Need To Know About Worker Status

Things You Need To Know About Worker Status

The distinction between a contract for services (employment contract) and a contract of services (self-employed contract) has been the subject of much litigation over the years.

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Holiday Pay Revisited: Employers Must Pay Commission

Holiday Pay Revisited: Employers Must Pay Commission

Are you paying commission as part of holiday pay? The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that employers have to pay it, following the long-running case of Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd

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What Impact Will Brexit Have On Employment Law?

What Impact Will Brexit Have On Employment Law?

Brexit (along with Donald Trump) remains the most topical headline in the news. I have yet to watch a BBC breakfast show that doesn’t mention the word Brexit (or Donald Trump come to think of it). But most business owners and employees are concerned about the impact Brexit will have on employment rights.

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Is your employer treating you unfairly?

Is your employer treating you unfairly?

A significant number of employees feel badly treated by their employer. This can be for various reasons - an overly aggressive manager, lack of support, problems with pay, discrimination and unfair dismissal. The trouble is that many employees are put off taking action to address the situation.

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements - Be Prepared

Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Be Prepared

How many stories have you heard about someone who did very badly on the finances in a divorce or a separation? You might not have heard all the details but many of us know people who feel very hard done by in the family justice system. There is a way to minimise the chance of this happening to you.

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Sex Discrimination Claims

Breast Feeding Employees:

EasyJet’s Refusal was Discriminatory

All employers have a duty to treat employees equally regardless of gender. Most of the time this is fairly simple. A man and woman doing the same work should receive the same pay for example and most companies manage to avoid this kind of direct discrimination. However, a recent case involving the EasyJet airline shows that there are traps for unwary employers which can have a discriminatory effect upon their staff.

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Will Aid

Will Aid Month: November 2016

Every year dozens of charities depend for their survival on bequests made in wills. Once again Gales are proud to be taking part in the annual 'Will Aid' month. Throughout the month of November we will be offering free wills to those who qualify for 'Will Aid.'

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Landlords - Obligations for new Landlords

Landlords – Obligations for new Landlords

The new University term has begun and with it comes an influx of new tenants across Bournemouth. With a new tenant comes a long list of responsibilities and it is all too easy to miss these.

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Deputyship

Deputyship

What happens when an individual loses mental capacity and is unable to manage his or her own affairs?

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Moving in Together

Moving in Together

Unfortunately most cohabiting couples have no idea what their rights are.

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