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Commercial eSpeaking - Issue 51 Summer 2019

Construction industry and its retentions scheme

  • High Court provides useful guidance for subcontractors
  • The retentions regime
  • Useful guidance from the court 
  • Can receivers manage and distribute the retention fund? 
  • Which subcontractors have a claim?
  • How are retention funds to be distributed?
  • Managing your risk


Potpourri of employment law changes ahead

  • Monday, 6 May 2019 is D-day
  • No 90-day trial periods for ‘large employers’
  • Probation periods can be used
  • Rest and meal breaks
  • Further points of note


Business briefs

  • Directors have personal liability for company debt in liquidation
  • Electronic signatures – uses and risks
  • The Tax Working Group: recommendations coming soon
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