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Jan
17
2022

Top 5 tips before taking on a restaurant property
#Commercial Real Estate

Often the hardest part of opening a restaurant is finding the perfect premises and location for your venture but once you are in then you then need to make it a success....

Jan
11
2022

Rent Reviews- are you being treated fairly?
#Commercial Real Estate

The subject of rent review is immensely complex and many articles and books have been written solely on this topic. In this short article we are highlighting rent review points from two recent transactions where we have acted for the prospective tenants and were asked to advise whether the wording of the rent review clauses had a disadvantageous effect on the tenants in question....

Jan
11
2022

Avoid investment fraud with essential due diligence
#Commercial

It is well known that a high percentage of transactions or investments fail to meet their expected targets. Case studies suggest that this can most often be mitigated by a proper due diligence exercise....

Dec
31
2021

Employee’s fear of catching Covid-19 was not a philosophical belief
#Employment

A Tribunal has ruled that a fear of catching COVID-19 is not a protected belief under the Equality Act following a UK worker’s claim that she had been discriminated against by her employer after she refused to attend work on health and safety grounds during the pandemic....

Dec
22
2021

Upcoming changes to Right to Work checks
#Immigration

The Home Office has announced an upcoming change in the way right to work checks are to be conducted for Biometric Residence Card (BRC), Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) and Frontier Worker Permit (FWP) holders. ...

Dec
21
2021

Gender Pay Gap - Monica Atwal in Governance and Compliance
#Press #Employment

Monica Atwal, Managing Partner at Clarkslegal publishes in Governance and Compliance Magazine on the UK's Gender Pay Gap - the reporting system is falling short, but what can employers do? ...

Dec
15
2021

Named and shamed: Complying with the National Minimum Wage
#Employment

Approximately 208 employers have been named and shamed by the Government in December 2021 for failing to pay their employees the minimum wage. ...

Dec
10
2021

Clarkslegal advises Principal Logistics Technologies acquisition Chess Logistics Technology
#Press

Clarkslegal led by Jon Chapman and Dillon Eustace LLP, led by Conor Keaveny advised Warehouse and Supply Chain management software specialist Principal Logistics Technologies Ltd on its latest business acquisition WMS expert Chess Logistics Technology. The acquisition included Chess Logistics Technology’s in-house developed Empirica and Socretes WMS warehouse management systems along with ProSKU, a cloud-based WMS and order management system....

Dec
07
2021

Are you prepared for ‘the great resignation’?
#Employment

The 1920s were defined by the Great Depression, economic collapse, hunger marches and political instability. According to research by the World Economic Forum, the 2020s are likely to be defined as the period of ‘The Great Resignation’. This is a time when record numbers of people are quitting their jobs or planning to do so. In the US, 4.3 million employees handed in their resignations in August 2021 and in the UK evidence suggests one-quarter of employees are planning to resign over the next 3 to 6 months....

Dec
02
2021

The costs of employing a sponsored worker
#Immigration

UK businesses who hold a worker sponsor licence to employ non-settled workers must be aware of the multiple Home Office fees associated with doing so. These fees vary depending on the size of the sponsor’s organisation, the length of sponsorship, the nationality of the sponsored worker, the type of work visa, and many other factors....

Dec
02
2021

Vaccination status in the workplace
#Employment

On Saturday 27 November 2021, it was announced that the UK will bring in new measures to protect against COVID-19 following the detection of the Omicron variant. This also comes after other European countries impose further lockdowns and restrictions as the winter wave of COVID-19 continues to worsen....

Nov
30
2021

Your guide to work Christmas Parties
#Employment

With the Christmas festive season upon us, we answer five key questions to help you host celebrations that are happy and healthy....

Nov
29
2021

Tenants beware of repair obligations in a commercial lease
#Commercial Real Estate

The judgement in the recent case of Stonecrest Marble Limited v Shepherds Bush Housing Association Limited [2021] EWHC 2621 (Ch) is a reminder to all tenants of the importance of carefully reviewing a lease of part, to make sure the landlord is under an obligation to maintain and keep the whole of a building in repair. ...

Nov
23
2021

How to recruit top tech talent during a skills shortage
#Immigration #Data Protection

Technology has placed a major role in ensuring the survival of businesses across the country over the past 18 months. Companies with strong IT capabilities will have been better placed to weather the changes brought on by the pandemic to the way we work, and our reliance on technology is only set to increase. ...

Nov
19
2021

Hospitality shortage: Sponsorship Licence to recruit overseas Skilled Workers
#Immigration

UK businesses are currently trading in a time with the highest rate of staff shortages last seen in the late 1990’s. Recent figures from UK Hospitality (the British Hospitality Association) highlight the ongoing crisis in the sector caused by the chronic labour shortage of hospitality staff. Figures show that a quarter of pubs, restaurants and hotels have had no choice but to temporarily close due to the approximate 200,000 vacancies. The CBI (Confederation of British Industry) has predicted that staff shortages could continue for another two years....

Nov
18
2021

Portugal’s ‘right to rest’ laws put workplace health and wellbeing first
#Employment

The pandemic has brought the topic of health and wellbeing to the forefront, not least in the employment sphere. With an overnight move for many from office to homeworking, there was an increased focus on mental resilience, loneliness, and the blurred lines between work and rest, and between work and home life. Across the country, many employees suddenly had the opportunity to experience both the perks of working away from the office, as well as the detriments. ...

Nov
11
2021

Can employers refuse remote flexible working requests post-pandemic?
#Employment

It’s inevitable that many employers will now find themselves facing an increasing number of flexible working requests from employees who have been able to work remotely from home in recent months and wish to continue to do so in some form.  ...

Nov
11
2021

Mandatory vaccines for frontline NHS staff and care home workers
#Employment

In the UK, it is not mandatory to have the COVID-19 vaccination for the general population. However, from 11 November 2021, individuals working in a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care home for adults in England will need to provide proof that they have had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine......

Nov
10
2021

New Code of Practice for Commercial property relationships post pandemic
#Dispute Resolution

The Government has published its new, Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships following the COVID-19 pandemic, which replaces the previous Code of Practice published in June 2020. ...

Nov
10
2021

Civil penalties for employing illegal workers
#Immigration

UK employers are required by law to conduct right to work document checks on all employees prior to the start date of their employment, to ensure that all employees are legally permitted to live and work in the UK....

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