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By LegalEdge News

July 2021 Newsletter

Practical Legal Updates

Fundraising can be a daunting task as well as taking you away from running the business when you least need it. So we’ve asked our network to share some tips on how to make it happen as quickly and easily as possible. Click here for top tips from our network.

Being a certified B Corporation means being part of a global movement of companies that are balancing purpose and profit, so taking into account the impact of decisions on workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. Demonstrating that businesses have the power to address some of society’s greatest challenges and build a more inclusive economy. For more information see our blog on how to get B Corp certified, what you need to consider (including the legal requirements) and the costs.

The pandemic has had a huge impact on the way we work. Some companies have already announced that they will be adopting a long term hybrid model, and/ or allowing staff to continue working flexibly. But, for companies that want to get people back into the office, what issues are likely to come up and how should they be dealt with?  

To start, you’ll need to formulate a return-to-work policy, taking into account both the physical and mental health of your staff. How will you deal with reluctant returners? Will/ can you insist people are vaccinated? Beware of having a ‘no jab, no job’ policy. Check out our blog on what you need to consider. And if you need help implementing any changes or putting in place a new working model please get in touch.

There is increasing concern about the impact long Covid is having on people’s ability to work as ‘normal’, with fatigue being one of the key symptoms. In fact, the TUC has called for long Covid to be recognised as a disability and an occupational disease so that workers can access legal protection and compensation – see here.

Get in touch if you want to discuss this with one of our experienced lawyers.  

A key consideration for companies with staff working in different countries is tax. Not only will staff likely become tax resident in the country in which they live/ work, but it can also cause the business to be resident for tax purposes, so there will be a corporation tax liability too. With the help of Omnipresent we’ve pulled together a blog to give some tips on how you can stay on right side of the tax rules. If you’re worried about this or have any questions, please get in touch.

We’re here to support you and your business – if you want to discuss any of the above or anything else please get in touch – send an email or give us a call.

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