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No terms, no matter

Are you a recruiter who has assisted a client who is now refusing to pay? Partner at Sherrards Solicitors, Barney Laurence explains how recruiters can still be owed a reasonable sum of money for services supplied, despite not having fees or terms of business agreed prior to the work being undertaken. Charging a fee when …

No terms, no matter

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Employment- Brexit Q&A

Did all UK employment rights originate in the EU? In short, no.  Whilst a significant proportion of the UK’s employment law comes from the EU, it might surprise you that the following (and a few other) employment rights originated here in the UK: Unfair dismissal Minimum wage Statutory redundancy pay Paternity leave Shared parental leave …

Employment- Brexit Q&A

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The vexing problem of aggrieved employees in the recruitment industry

You are in a business that revolves around people – clients, candidates and above all else your employees. So what do you do when you are faced with an employee who raises a complaint or threatens to bring an Employment Tribunal claim against your business? What if you consider that their complaint has absolutely no …

The vexing problem of aggrieved employees in the recruitment industry

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Recruitment: recent High Court case on enforcing restrictive covenants

It is all too common to see employees of recruitment companies break the law by contacting candidates or clients after leaving and joining a rival agency. Fortunately, the law is there to protect these companies against the actions of rogue former employees, and in June Sherrards helped one of its long standing  recruiter clients obtain …

Recruitment: recent High Court case on enforcing restrictive covenants

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Springboard into recruitment

Starting any business from scratch is a daunting task. It’s no different when it comes to starting a recruitment business. But it’s a darn sight easier if you’ve got a ready-made database of clients and candidates. It’s an all-too familiar scenario in the recruitment sector: a member of staff leaving to set up on his …

Springboard into recruitment

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GDPR and Recruiters

25 May 2018 – take note of the date as this is becoming affectionally known as “GDPR” day.  It is the day when the old Data Protection Act 1998 is superseded by GDPR.  The aim; to effectively standardise rules across the EU and create greater transparency, responsibilities and liability in relation to how data (held …

GDPR and Recruiters

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