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Concerns over additional domains
November 2012

Following the decision to increase the number of generic “top-level domains” (TLDs) that are available globally (such as .com, .net and .org), concerns have been raised about how companies will enable third parties to register web addresses at these new domains. Continue reading...

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Government takes action on parental leave
November 2012

The government has announced a new shared system of parental leave, which it believes will help families balance their work and home commitments. Continue reading...

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Expert advice eases employment law headaches
August 2012

Employment prospects for small and medium-sized (SMEs) construction businesses are continuing to deteriorate, according to a new survey from a leading industry body. Continue reading...

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No fault dismissals dismissed in favour of settlements
August 2012

The government has now dropped its proposal to enable micro businesses – which employ less than 10 people – to make compensated no-fault dismissals. Continue reading...

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Proposed punishments for design infringements
August 2012

As part of its consultation on reforming the design rights framework, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is proposing the introduction of criminal sanctions for infringements. Continue reading...

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Changes to the redundancy consultation process
August 2012

Following a call for evidence, the government has launched a consultation on reducing the length of the consultation process for large scale redundancies. Continue reading...

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TUPE regulations and service providers
August 2012

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) Regulations do not apply when the provider of business services changes at the same time as their recipient. Continue reading...

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Debt enforcement and litigation
August 2012

With the latest figures from the Insolvency Service showing a significant rise in business insolvencies for the first quarter of 2012, there will be a knock on effect for the creditors of affected companies. Continue reading...

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Excessive charges set to be banned
July 2012

A consultation will be launched this summer regarding the charges that businesses can apply when customers buy products or services using credit or debit cards. Continue reading...

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Restrictions on land use can be challenged
July 2012

From 1st July, businesses will be able to apply to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to challenge the land use restrictions that limit competition with any of the UK’s seven largest grocery retailers. Continue reading...