Will the Uber ruling affect your businesses? … (Part Two)

In part one of this post (read here) I talked about the surprises and shock results (political, business and celebrity) that 2016 has given us (so far). We looked at how many of these will have far-reaching consequences, touching lives and businesses beyond the decisions themselves and often in unforeseeable ways. In the case of … Continued

Pay as you go – disability support

  One of the constant battles in business is to balance ethics and a desire to do the right thing with the need to make smart commercial decisions. In my experience, most people are essentially good and willing to play by the rules (or even go the extra mile); but pressure pushes them towards shortcuts … Continued

Changing Employee Terms and Conditions – Safely

When is it OK to change employee Terms & Conditions?   There is a fundamental difference between a business owner’s attitude to work and their employee’s. For one it is a major lifetime investment, a part of their heart is attached to it, and they are prepared to do whatever it takes to make it … Continued

Leave zero-hour contracts alone! Here’s why…

In favour of Zero Hours contracts.   JD Wetherspoon has brewed up the zero-hours debate again by announcing it is offering full-time contracts to its 24,000 zero-hour employees. This has removed Sports Direct from the ‘evil employer’ floodlight for a while, although its misdemeanours go a little deeper and might take longer to unravel. But … Continued