Roz Goldstein re-elected to British Franchise Association Board of Directors

Roz Goldstein, founder of Goldstein Legal, is honoured to have been re-elected to the British Franchise Association (bfa) Board of Directors yesterday at the bfa’s Annual General Meeting, followed by their Winter Wonderland Charity Event held at the Royal Society of Arts House, London. A dedicated board member for the last three years and a […]

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The gig economy: what’s all the fuss?

There has been a lot in the media recently about the gig economy, but why has the topic become so popular and what does the term ‘gig economy’ actually mean? In her latest blog, Roz Goldstein will explain the reasons behind the media and political interest in this type of labour and will discuss whether, […]

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Employees: What You Need to Know About Settlement Agreements

If you’ve been offered a settlement agreement by your employer (or are expecting one) you probably have a lot of questions. What is a settlement agreement? Do I have a right to negotiate it? How will it benefit me? Are there any red flags I should watch out for?… Negotiating a settlement agreement may feel […]

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Gig Economy: Government announces overhaul of workers’ rights

Today the Government has published its long-awaited response to last year’s Taylor Review The Government promises that millions of people will benefit from enhanced rights, most particularly vulnerable workers in the so-called “Gig economy”.  But behind the headline, is there any substance to today’s commitments? In the wake of controversy last year over the treatment […]

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5 Legal Mistakes Small Businesses Make (and How to Avoid Them!)

Picture the scene: You’ve quit the comfort zone of employment and a regular paycheck to become your own boss. You’re finally living the dream and running your own business. To give your business the best chance of success and growth there are some essential legalities you need to consider. Below, we explain how to avoid […]

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New report calls for ‘fair and decent’ working practices

A long awaited report into modern working practices, commissioned by the government in response to concerns about the impact of the ever growing gig economy, demands that all employment should be ‘fair and decent’. The report by Matthew Taylor, head of the Royal Society of Arts and former-advisor to Tony Blair, was commissioned last year […]

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Leave or Remain? Which will be better for your business?

The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) has recently reported that the UK is one of the world’s most open economies with the combined value of exports and imports equal to 60% of GDP. EU states, it says, collectively receive 45% of what the UK exports overseas by value, and account for 53% of imports into […]

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Changes in UK Employment Law

29th July 2013 saw the introduction of some significant changes in UK employment law. The headlines are as follows:   New tribunal rules of procedure and fees to be introduced New Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure come into force today. The most significant issue is the introduction of fees payable in connection with Tribunal proceedings. […]

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Employment Tribunal Claims Continue to Plummet

Claims dropped 81% between January to March 2014 to 6,019, compared with the same quarter in 2012/13, according to government statistics. In the last quarter of 2013 claims fell by 79%, compared with the last quarter of 2012. This follows the controversial introduction of tribunal fees at the end of July 2013, with costs starting […]

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