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Don’t give your employees shares in your business without doing these things first.

Giving shares to employees has long been a recognised way of incentivising key workers, particularly management and c-suite employees, and there are a number of options available to a company. It is, however, fraught with issues. Gifting shares to employees …

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Mandatory Vaccines in the workplace – is it a breach of human rights? Can I require my employees to have the vaccine – updated September 2021

The European Court of Human RIghts has ruled that mandatory vaccination in the Czech Republic did infringe human rights, but that it was legitimate and proportionate because of the desire to protect the wider population from disease.

We look at the case and how it might affect covid vaccinations in the UK.

What will happen to the shares in my business when I die? What is a cross-option agreement and why do I need business protection insurance?

When a shareholder in a business dies, his or her shares will automatically pass to their estate – either under a Will or, if there is no will, under the rules of intestacy as described below. Many Companies will have …

Scarlett Johansson aka Black Widow sues Marvel/Disney for substantial sums over latest film release- what’s the legal position?

According to a number of outlets (but here’s a BBC Link) Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney for breach of contract after it streamed the film Black Widow on its Disney+ service at the same time as its cinema release. The …

What is a disclosure letter when dealing with a business sale or acquisition? What are warranties?

The disclosure letter is a key document in any acquisition of the shares in, or the business and assets of, a private limited company. The letter is prepared by the seller in the transaction and includes general and specific disclosures regarding the seller’s warranties in the …

Members Voluntary Liquidation / Solvent Liquidations – some tips from Smart Business Recovery

If you are looking to retire and exit from your business, then the best solution is to sell your business. For many smaller SMEs this may not be possible and so the next best option is to wind down your …

Work in a Care Home – Mandatory Vaccinations are coming November 2021 – Can you object or refuse?

From 11 November 2021, all care home workers, and anyone entering a care home, will need to be fully vaccinated, unless they are exempt under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/891) (Regulations). The …

Employers named and shamed for paying less than minimum wage – here’s how to avoid the same happening to your business

The Government Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy have today released a list of employers nationwide who have breached minimum wage rules, and had to top up employees wages and pay big fines. The press releases is here. Government …

How to deal with mental health in the workplace following Olympic stars admissions and withdrawal from events

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen a number of high profile stars of the sports world come out and express publicly their mental health challenges. We saw US Gymnastic Simone Biles pull out of the olympics to ‘prioritise her …