Business Matters – Page 10

  • Adam Rice is a specialist in employment law at City solicitors, Travers Smith LLP.

    Is that potential employee a criminal?


    How far can employers go to check the criminal background of a prospective employee, asks Adam Rice, as the police are said to be handing over information to prospective employers.

  • Alan Massenhove is a solicitor with Sykes Anderson

    Sickness absence - what employers need to know


    Sickness absence in the workplace is hard to resolve and many employers are uncertain about what to do in these situations, says Alan Massenhove.

  • John Davies is head of business law at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

    Will we see ‘equality’ for SMEs?


    SMEs make up about 99% of British businesses, says John Davies, so it makes sense to ensure they operate on a level playing field when it comes to the £175bn of government contracts give to the private sector every year.

  • News

    Working at home – what can you claim?


    The internet and flexible working arrangements are allowing increasing numbers of individuals to work at home, either full-time or part-time, says Martin Mann. But what expenses can be claimed?