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Employment law is an area which is always changing and developing. Below are the key proposals for 2013 that will affect employees and employers.
1. From 1 February 2013
Those who are owed a debt by a limited company (with no assets or which may have gone into liquidation) often wonder if the parent company of the debtor can be sued instead.
Who can be sued will be determined by who the contract was with; it will be that entity alone that can be sued.
Has your tenant – residential or commercial – disappeared whilst owing you substantial rental arrears?
Most landlords think that if their tenant has vacated the premises without notice, whilst still owing substantial sums in rental arrears, then there is no hope of recovery.
This is not necessary the case. There are now many data sources available that can help tracing debtors, including absconded tenants!
If you have children under the age of 18 and both you and the other parent die, have you considered who will look after them and become their legal guardians?
Why appoint Guardians?
You may already be in business and looking to move premises or expand or you may be setting up a business and looking to take a Lease for the first time for your business premises. There are some general things which are important for you to consider whenever you take a new Lease (or even extend an existing Lease) for your premises:
As an owner of commercial property, there can be nothing more frustrating than being unable to find a tenant but still being required to pay business rates.
On 1st September 2012, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, made squatting a criminal offence, but the legislation only applies to residential buildings only, it does not cover squatters in commercial properties!
With 13 per cent of the population of Scotland having red hair, 10 per cent of the Irish population having, red, auburn, or strawberry blond hair, and redheads constituting approximately 4 per cent of the European population, should this characteristic be protected from discrimination by l aw?
Pension Changes – October 2012
October 2012 sees the introduction of Auto Enrolment – the new, radical pension legislation.
What it Means
London Paralympics 2012
After the huge success of the Olympics, London had a moment to compose itself before the Paralympics began. You will probably have seen the enormously uplifting and moving advert “Meet the Superhumans”.
In February 2011, Lord Davies published a report that set targets for Boards in FTSE-100 companies to be made up of at least 25% women by 2015. He published a second progress report in March 2012 which you can read in full here.