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Sickness and Holiday Pay Update

Sickness and Holiday Pay Update

Sickness whilst on annual leave used to be considered by employers as an unfortunate circumstance that was borne by the employee. A recent Court of Appeal decision highlights the changes made to this area of law…

Auto Enrolment – Regulations Finalised

Auto Enrolment - Regulations Finalised

The new Regulations on auto enrolment will come into force on 1 October 2012. Small employers will not be subject to auto enrolment until June 2015 at the earliest. Small employers will now only have to establish…

Joint Bank Accounts – Record Your Intentions

Joint Bank Accounts - Record Your Intentions

What happens to a joint bank account when one of the joint holders dies?   If there is no evidence of what the parties intend then the presumption is that neither joint holder intended to make a gift or a loan…

Strategies for Managing Risk

Strategies for Managing Risk

Wake Smith LLP's commercial team are experts in reviewing contracts and situations to help clients plan ahead and deal with complex contracts whether it be in manufacturing, branding or e-commerce solutions, short…

Setting up in Competition with your Former Employer

Setting up in Competition with your Former Employer

Some while ago I prepared article for clients about the implications of the High Court decision in Customer Systems plc v. Ranson. Interestingly, although much of the original Judgment still stands, one significant…

Data Protection – Further Fines

Data Protection - Further Fines

The Information Commissioner is increasing its campaign in relation to serious breaches of the Data Protection Act.   Click here to read a previous article about an NHS Trust who were fined a record sum of £325,000…