Question of the week

What should I pay an employee who has been laid off?
11 October 2012 - As the economic malaise continues, employers in the woodworking and joinery industry may be finding they do not have enough work for their employees, but would prefer to lay-off staff rather than start a compulsory redundancy programme. Read more...Question of the Week*
What does an employee need to prove to claim disability discrimination?
1 October 2012 - The Equality Act 2010 protects disabled employees from unjustified discrimination, but what is an employee claiming unlawful discrimination required to prove? Read more...Question of the Week*
What is a guarantee? A warranty? An IBG?
21 August 2012 - Guarantees, warrantees and insurance backed guarantees (IBGs) all offer the consumer additional protection. But how far do they go? And what are your obligations? Read more...Question of the Week*
Was your website compliant for the end of May?
8 August 2012 - New laws came into place in May that tighten restrictions for your website. We remind you of the changes and give some examples of how you can comply. Read more...Question of the Week*
Can I protect my goods by using a ‘retention of title’ clause?
24 July 2012 - A 'retention of title' clause can displace the usual rule of law that title to passes to the buyer at the time of delivery and states that ownership of goods does not pass from a seller to a buyer unless and until the seller is paid for those goods. Read more...Question of the Week*
How can I avoid disruption to my business during the 2012 Olympics?
9 July 2012 - Events will be taking place in plenty of different locations and are likely to have an effect on staff and delivery/supply arrangements. Read more...Question of the Week*
What guidance should I follow when supplying fire doors to hospitals?
29 June 2012 - There is specific guidance provided for suppliers of fire doors to NHS estates, including all hospitals, and we explain how and what you should do when providing fire doors to these establishments. Read more...Question of the Week*
What are my responsibilities at the time I sell goods?
26 June 2012 - Describing goods inaccurately means the customer may have a claim against you for breach of contract, and may put you in breach of the Trade Descriptions Act. Read more...Question of the Week*
Do you have any tips on managing staff during the European Football Championships?
12 June 2012 - Monday’s draw against France has given fans of England hope that their team will get through to the later stages of the competition. But with the event not due to finish until 1st July, it is important that employers are aware of how to deal with any potential disruptions that it may bring. Read more...Question of the Week*
An employee needs time off to deal with a family emergency. How much time off are they entitled to?
6 June 2012 - Employers are required to allow their staff to take time off from work to deal with emergencies involving people who depend on them (for example a spouse, partner, child or parent). Read more...Question of the Week*
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10