There are many legal aspects to running a limited company – dealing with your statutory obligations, taking on staff, dealing with contracts, clients and customers, and a maze of legislation which covers every aspect of small business life.
- Your First Employee – steps you must make when you hire staff.
- Dismissals – the steps you must take if you want to let an employee go.
- Interviews – questions you need to ask any prospective members of staff.
- Bribery Act – ensure you and any employees abide by new legislation.
- Trademarks – what they are, and how they can protect your IP.
- GDPR – legislation which protects individuals’ data – important reading.
- Types of Hire – how you can hire staff, from employment to contracts.
- Jury Service – what to do if you or an employee are called up.
- Patents – how a patent can protect your inventions.
Businesses of all shapes and sizes in the UK are affected by the Bribery Act and company directors need to be aware of what they should do to ensure their full compliance with the rules.
Deciding who to employ is a big decision and one you want to get right so how do you get the most out of an interview? What sort of questions should you ask to see if the candidate can do the job and whether or not they will fit into the team?
What is your ultimate aim for your company? Have you prepared, or are you working towards, an exit strategy? Perhaps you haven’t given it a second thought and plan to go on running your company for years to come, but in business – as in life – things can change quickly.
With demand for alternative ways of working at an all-time high, we look at how flexible working works in practice, and how employers can attract and retain staff by using less traditional ways of working.
Jury service is seen as an important civic duty in the UK and is a key feature of our legal system. With few exceptions, anyone between the ages of 18 and 70 who is living in the UK and on the electoral register can be selected at random for jury service.
Remote working brings many benefits for both the employer and employee, and, thanks to technology, it is steadily on the increase. But it does come with some challenges. So how do you ensure you’re getting the most from remote team?