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Back-dooring: An overview for recruiters

As the pandemic continues to suffocate the economy, recruiters are facing an even tougher time when it comes to collecting payment of fees. Clients are exploiting any and every possible way to avoid having to part with money and the classic “back door” scenario is something that seems to be cropping up more than ever. …

Back-dooring: An overview for recruiters

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IR35 – May the force be with you

“IR35” – it could almost be mistaken for a character from the latest Star Wars film, and whilst IR35 is not a new concept, it will be hitting the private sector now in 2021*. If your business currently engages consultants or contractors operating as part of a personal service company, this is a premiere that …

IR35 – May the force be with you

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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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