December 18, 2018
What is litigation?
Litigation – or dispute resolution – is the process of appointing law professionals to resolve disputes in court in the hope of obtaining compensation for damages. There are a variety of litigation claims that can be made, although they all fall under two major categories – civil litigation and commercial litigation. (more…)
November 14, 2018
What is an employment contract?
In accordance with employment law, an employment contract is a legally binding agreement between an employer and their employee, which states the conditions of employment.
All employment contracts vary depending on the specific occupation of the employee, which are usually drawn up, agreed and signed before employment commences.
An employment contract does not legally have to be written down, however it is preferable if they are, as in the case of court proceedings a written contract can provide evidence of legitimacy or negligence. (more…)
August 1, 2018
Whether you’re a first-time employer or you’ve been managing teams of workers for years, the question of the necessity of providing a contract is a valid one to ask. Depending on the size and complexity of the role in question, official employment documents can take a long time to draft and make watertight, and it can sometimes feel that a lot of the information that is required to be included is somewhat self-explanatory. So are employment contracts actually mandatory, and can you be prosecuted for failing to provide one? Prosperity Law, a team of highly experienced commercial solicitors based in the north of England, is well-versed in navigating the sometimes rocky terrain of manager/worker relationships, contract law and employment tribunals. Here is their advice regarding contract law. Read on to discover your legal requirements and inform yourself further about how having an official legal employment contract might benefit you, your company and its employees. (more…)