Prepare now for new work-place legislation coming into effect in October warns ACCA. The approach of Autumn is the time of year when businesses need to prepare themselves to deal with new work-place legislation and this year is no exception, says ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), the UK’s largest business organisation, today welcomed the launch of the Conservative’s Economic Competitiveness Policy Group report from John Redwood. However, the FSB also pointed out that deregulation has been a favourite theme of all political parties with little action to follow it up.
Many scholarly researchers have concluded that a staggering 90% of family businesses fail by the third generation. This sobering statistic becomes more perplexing when you consider the army of attorneys and CPAs available to assist families with cutting edge business succession planning strategies. However my own research reveals a glaring omission in almost every family business succession plan: matters of the heart.
Posted on 20th August 2007 in Legal.
You work your socks off! The hard work means that the business grows, wins more customers, recruits more staff and makes more money. Everybody is happy! Why doesn’t it always work out like that in the real world? We’ve all heard the mantra that “your people are your biggest asset”. I totally agree – but sometimes some of them certainly feel like your biggest liability!
Many of you will be unaware of an obscure but important European law, which gives certain categories of self-employed workers (known as “commercial agents”) significant rights against you if they are “dismissed” by you.
According to a report in Work Place Law, http://www.workplacelaw.net/ a lawyer who claims that her employers forced her out of work because she was pregnant has won a claim for sexual discrimination.
Posted on 13th August 2007 in Legal.
With players and spectators alike congregating in SW19 for the Wimbledon tennis championships, many local residents are taking advantage and letting out rooms, if not their houses. Although most will focus on the tennis, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) has warned that HMRC…
Posted on 25th June 2007 in Legal.
By Alison Henders-Green The phenomenal rise of chatrooms, blogs and discussion threads recently has taken the internet by storm. Networking sites containing chatrooms have come from nowhere to being in the top five global internet sites in a matter of months – and their rise shows no signs of abating. Yet for many in the […]
Posted on 14th March 2007 in Legal.
By Peter James. Before you even start using a domain name, check if it is the same as a trade mark or trading name of a third party – this will save time and expense later. The copyright in the design and/or the content of your site may not belong to you. Contractors and employees […]
Posted on 23rd January 2007 in Legal.
Fresh Business Thinking’s legal expert, Brian McLelland, answers your legal questions — in this issue, some guidelines on employment law and hiding from extremists An independent, non-employed agent has begun to work on behalf of another business and has started to divert my business leads to them since he says they are paying him higher […]
Posted on 19th January 2007 in Legal.