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Monday, February 24, 2020
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Right to work rules for small business

THE need for employers to have an awareness of right to work legislation can often seem quite daunting or unnecessary but failure to gain an understanding could seriously cripple a business.
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Good work bringing change this April

Don’t get caught out by employment reforms this spring
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A new year with new opportunities

Convenience retailers may have faced many challenges in 2019, but commercial property agency Cornerstone sees real potential in the c-store market for 2020, with reasons to be optimistic next year
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Holiday pay during the holiday season

Many retailers will be taking on temporary staff to cover the busy Christmas period. But do you know how much holiday pay they are entitled to? Laura Morrison of Dentons clears up this complex issue
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Staff on strike

Dentons associate Aggie Salt takes a look at industrial action and the right to join a union
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Handling flexible working requests

Dentons associate Claire McKee outlines the rules around work flexibility, as well as some of the potential benefits
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EU workers rights in the age of Brexit

As uncertainty over Brexit continues, Rhona Azir and Claire McKee of Dentons look at the rights of EU nationals working in the UK and how Scottish retailers can avoid discriminating in their business
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Using social media to keep up appearances

Social media is everywhere, including in the workplace. Laura Morrison, an employment lawyer with Dentons, discusses what retailers can do to try and minimise their reputational risks online .
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Avoid discriminating on a religious basis

Several cases have examined discrimination on the grounds of an employer’s religion or belief, as opposed to an employee’s. Claire McKee, of Dentons, looks at the challenges of these claims .
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Supporting staff with disabilities at work

Laura Morrison, an employment lawyer with Dentons, looks at what retailers’ responsibilities are concerning staff with disabilities .
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Automatic unfair is one to be aware of

Facing an unfair dismissal claim can be a daunting prospect for an employer, but an allegation of ‘automatically unfair dismissal’ adds a further dimension to such cases, as specialist Fiona Gorry explains

A caring approach for retail employers

Laura Morrison of Dentons looks at employer responsibilities under the law

Investing in retail

Cornerstone attracting buyers for retail properties .

Eight Spar stores put up for sale

Wholesaler CJ Lang has appointed Christie & Co to sell eight of its Spar branded stores across Scotland .

C-stores will stay solid despite risks

Steady as she goes seems to be the trend for Scotland’s convenience sector in 2019, according to commercial property firm Christie & Co .

Staying on the right side of work checks

All employers have a responsibility to prevent illegal working in the UK by ensuring that their employees have the right to work here. In the retail sector, where stores often have to hire quickly to cover difficult shifts, the pitfalls of employing an illegal worker can be a real risk .

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