Archives for September 2022

How to prepare your business now for bumpier times ahead

With widespread economic uncertainty and potentially difficult times ahead, commercial legal expert Jaron Crooknorth and disputes expert Alex Lyttle look at how to make sure your business is in the best possible shape to weather approaching storms. Jaron and Alex are both partners at Gloucester law firm Tayntons, where they head up the Commercial and…

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Is a company director an employee?

Employees have a range of employment rights in respect of issues such as unfair dismissal, unpaid wages, notice pay and holiday pay. When a dispute arises, it can be crucial to define whether an individual is an employee or not. Many directors are also shareholders and work for the company.  They split their earnings between…

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What is the situation when an appeal for a particular school is successful but where the LA challenges that decision via an appeal to the Upper Tribunal?

Can the child or young person start the placement agreed by the First-tier Tribunal or do they have to wait until they receive the decision of the Upper Tribunal? The LA should comply with a decision of the SEND Tribunal within certain timescales.  Where the Tribunal has ordered the LA to amend a child’s EHC…

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How to deal with an employee request for flexible working

As an employer, you are required to consider an employee’s request for flexible working reasonably. If you want to decline the request, then you need to give a valid business reason for doing so. When dealing with a flexible working request, you should follow the ACAS Code of Practice on flexible working requests. Receiving a…

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