5 Considerations for Employers When Reopening for Business

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As lockdown restrictions ease, employers across the country are reopening for business and bringing their employees back to work. But what are the main aspects that employers should consider prior to doing this and what issues might they face? 1. Planning from an Employment Perspective Welfare meetings should be conducted with staff in order to… Read more »

No-Fault Divorce – Ending the Blame Game For Good?

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The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill (or ‘no-fault divorce bill’) is due to have its second reading in the House of Commons today (8th June 2020). The Family law team at SAS Daniels supports the reform, as we feel the present system creates unnecessary hostility between couples who want to divorce amicably; the no-fault divorce… Read more »

Success Story: Deal Agreed to save Iconic Music Retailer, Dawsons Music

75 jobs and the 120-year history of Dawsons Music has been saved after administrators agreed a deal with another music retailer. Husband-and-wife team Andrew and Karen Oliver, who own Manchester-based Alan Gregory Music and Musical Instruments, have bought the business with all of the staff transferring over. Andrew said: “I’m excited to be taking on… Read more »

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme – A Way for Small Businesses to Bounce Back?

Boris Johnson recently announced that, as part of the easing of lockdown restrictions, all non-essential shops across England may reopen from 15th June. However, this is subject to meeting the Government guidelines designed to protect shoppers and workers from the risk of infection. The announcement will be welcome news to many business owners, but for… Read more »

Arguing over a Will: The 5 Most Common Reasons

It is a very difficult time when a loved one passes away. This feeling can be worse if the provisions of the Will are unexpected, or if there is conflict between the families over the distribution of the estate, leading to arguing over a Will. There has been a surge over the last few years… Read more »

Is There Such a Thing as ‘Video Conferencing Etiquette’?

Now more than ever, we are finding ourselves using video conference calling to interact with fellow colleagues, clients and customers. Whether your preferred choice of platform is Google Hangout, Zoom, Star Leaf or Skype, there is video conferencing etiquette you should always follow. Simon Bellard, HR Consultant, outlines some useful points to consider prior to… Read more »

Are you at Risk of Wrongful Trading?

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Directors of companies in financial difficulties face a number of issues, including: How to keep the company in business without committing an offence or incurring personal liability; When they must decide to cease trading; and Which insolvency procedure should the company enter should they cease trading. The risk of liability for wrongful trading is one… Read more »

Restrictive Covenants during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increase in the amount of employees who are working from home.  Whilst working from home has many benefits, it can also give rise to legitimate concerns from businesses regarding the need to protect the interests of their business and its confidential trading information. Many employers have policies or contractual… Read more »

Guidelines for Staff Returning to School

With the re-opening of schools proposed to begin from 1st June, school leaders are likely to be presented with queries from staff who are concerned about returning to school and the possible impact on their health and wellbeing. Below is a useful guide to assist you with responding to any staff concerns. Vulnerable Staff Previously,… Read more »