Restrictive Covenants: What They Are and Why Your Business Needs Them

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Restrictive Covenants: What They Are and Why Your Business Needs Them

18th February 2019 |  Uncategorised

When an employee leaves your company they walk out of the door in a position to profit from your confidential information, either by divulging secrets to others or taking what they know and putting it into practice themselves. Restrictive covenants stop this from happening.   What are restrictive covenants?   Restrictive covenants are restraints written […]

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5 Things Your Business Contracts Might Have Overlooked

11th February 2019 |  Uncategorised

Wouldn’t it be great if all business could be done on a handshake? “Come work for me and I’ll pay you a handsome wage at the end of every month.” “You’ve got yourself a deal!” It would save a lot of hassle for business owners and employees. But we all know that’s not how the […]

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How to Protect the Intellectual Property of your Agency

1st February 2019 |  Uncategorised

As a business, your intellectual property (IP) is everything you’ve worked for. It’s your most valuable asset — your art, creativity and inventions. Whenever you read in the news about two major companies going to war, it’s usually over IP. Apple has spent most of the last decade in court with Samsung over smartphone patents, […]

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HR blunders in the creative and digital sector

7th November 2018 |  Uncategorised

In business we’re often guilty of it – we look for a solution once we’ve encountered a problem rather than putting preventive methods in motion. That’s the case in most of the HR issues I’ve previously dealt with; especially within the creative and digital sector. Business owners are often so busy delivering work for clients […]

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Right to Work penalties imposed

25th September 2018 |  Uncategorised

In the UK employers have a statutory obligation to carry out Right to Work checks. Making sure that your staff have a right to work in the UK is a core duty as an employer. Sometimes these obligations are overlooked within businesses, whether this is because there is still a lack of understanding of what […]

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Case Study: The Pristine Clean Company NE Ltd.

25th September 2018 |  Uncategorised

“I knew nothing about Right to Work checks before I met Jo at HR Alchemy.” Becky Leckenby, CEO, The Pristine Clean Company NE Ltd. Owner of a successful local business, Becky Leckenby had not heard of the Right to Work in UK legislation before meeting Jo Davies of HR Alchemy, even though she had employed […]

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Your guide to conducting right to work checks

25th July 2018 |  Uncategorised

According to the UK Visas and Immigration Enforcement Agency, over 3,000 penalties were issued to employers for hiring illegal workers in 2016, collectively generating fines of £50 million. Unfortunately, we find it all too common at HR Alchemy that these checks are not completed when our clients are going through the recruitment process, with over […]

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