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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Is your website breaking the law?
8 May 2012 - The fast-paced world of email and other internet communications has been relatively unrestricted, but regulators are catching up. With a new legislation on on e-privacy in EU rules, have you adapted your marketing practices before the May deadline? Read more...
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee holiday -Are my employees entitled to paid time off?
4 May 2012 - There will be a special bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Tuesday 5th June 2012. Whilst under the Working Time Regulations 1998, employees must receive a minimum of 5.6 weeks paid annual leave, which will equate to 28 days for someone working five days a week, there is no statutory entitlement to paid leave for public or bank holidays Read more...
A former employee of mine is requesting that I give him a reference. Do I have to provide one?
3 May 2012 - Find out what information you are obliged to provide and why you may need to show due care in order to avoid legal action from the individual or even from a downstream employer Read more...
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