LHS Insights

Inappropriate social media posts - a case for dismissal?

Tribunal can “construe contract” in unlawful deductions claim

When things go wrong in a family business

January 22, 2018 | Rianda Markram

Substantial fine for making nuisance calls

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) received 146 complaints from the public about a company, called Miss-sold Products UK Ltd, who had reportedly made 75 million automated marketing calls to individuals without their prior consent. Read here about the fine imposed on the business.

January 19, 2018 | Rianda Markram

Likely future ICO fees

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has announced the 3 tier system that is likely to be used to determine the amount of the fee payable to the ICO from April 2018. This is still subject to change and will require parliamentary approval.

January 18, 2018 | Amanda Boyd

Can I allow my worker to take their 20 minutes rest break in segments?

In the recent case of, Crawford v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd the Employment Appeal held that a worker should receive rest breaks or compensatory rest of at least 20 minutes in duration, which are unbroken and not segmented in any way.

January 17, 2018 | Rianda Markram

Small business commissioner up and running

Small businesses across the county will be glad to know that the government has launched the much anticipated Small Business Commissioner (SBC) complaints scheme. The aim of the scheme is to provide small businesses with an additional means of holding larger businesses to account on outstanding debts.

January 17, 2018 | Amanda Boyd

The importance of handling sexual harassment claims appropriately

In a recent real business article, Amanda Boyd, our employment law solicitors, highlights the importance of handling sexual harassment claims appropriately.