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New changes impacting the leasing legislation

Law no. 83/2021 amending and supplementing Government Ordinance no. 51/1997 on the leasing operations and the leasing companies was published on April 16, 2021 in the Official Gazette no. 401, Part I. Importantly, the provisions of Law no. 83/2021 may only be applied for leasing agreements concluded after its entry into force.

6 simple ways law firms can use Live Chat

We detail 6 different ways that law firms can use the chat tool on their websites to benefit the visitor (and potential client), and in turn benefit the firm.

Sleep-in shifts not counted towards National Minimum Wage

Last week the Supreme Court decided to dismiss the latest appeal in the Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake case and confirmed that time spent sleeping on site during a sleep-in shift will not count towards a care worker’s National Minimum Wage (NMW).

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