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Employers have a duty to prevent illegal working and are obliged to carry out prescribed document checks on individuals before they commence work.
Most businesses are now aware that all breaches of health and safety legislation are treated extremely seriously by the courts.
With NHS statistics suggesting obesity levels are increasing, a recent case has looked at whether obesity can amount to a disability and come within discrimination provisions.
Shoosmiths looks at what it could mean for UK businesses if Scotland decides to become an independent country.
Calculating holiday pay is proving to be a hot topic at the moment, with recent employment tribunal and European court decisions hitting the headlines.
Many landlords hold their properties personally. This means that income received on rental properties is charged at income tax rates of up to 45 per cent.
A seven-year battle between Karen Millen and Dunnes Stores looks set to be nearing an end after the European Court of Justice ruled in favour of Karen Millen.
The new Intellectual Property Act 2014 — guidance for inventors, innovation businesses and patent owners
The Intellectual Property Act 2014 received royal assent on 14 May 2014. The act will come into force between October 2014 and the end of 2015.
Paul Scott looks at how the courts have treated the doctrine of ‘good faith’ in recent cases and how the current state of the law might be relevant to construction contracts.
Under the provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, the government was required to conduct a review of survivors’ benefits in occupational pension schemes.
The High Court recently examined principles relevant to the permissibility of using hindsight to value a company for the purposes of a warranty claim.
The government has unveiled the detail of proposed new legislation that will require companies to keep a new register of persons with significant control.
In the case of Hammersmith & Fulham v Monk, the defendant had been one of two joint tenants.
If product design, 3D printing, fashion design, furniture or jewellery design are relevant to your business, then these changes will be relevant to you.
The EAT has held that secret recordings of private deliberations made in the course of grievance and disciplinary proceedings can be used as evidence in a tribunal.
Expert determination is an increasingly popular method of dispute resolution but what exactly does it involve and what are the potential pitfalls?
The Department for Communities and Local Government has published amendments to Part L of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010.
Jet2 is set to appeal a Court of Appeal decision as to whether ‘technical problems affecting the operation of an aircraft’ is an extraordinary circumstance.
Is a contractor obliged to charge an objectively reasonable rate or price where no rate or price is specified in a building contract?
While football fans will be gripped with World Cup fever over the next month, businesses could face HR headaches as a result.