Month: October 2022

IR35 – The New Law Change

We’ve been back and forth, and upside down, with all the changes relating to IR35 in recent years. IR35 is the off-payroll working rules, and applies to self-employed contractors providing services through a limited company. The rules are in place to ensure that contractors pay the correct amount of tax (and aren’t merely ‘disguised employees’). …

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Be Aware of Legal Vulnerabilities

One of the most important aspects to think about from a legal point of view is the vulnerabilities that could be hiding in the tiny cracks of your business. Here are some actionable steps to carry out to make sure that your business is fully protected.   Brand Protection Brand protection is paramount for a …

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Employee Handbooks and Why You Should Have One As A Business Owner

 What is an ‘employee handbook’ and should you have one? This article is directed at businesses planning on hiring staff, as well as businesses who already have employees on the books, but need to understand the paperwork they are required to have in place. Let’s dive straight in!   Employment contract If you didn’t already …

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Protect Your Copyright Before It’s Too Late

We hear a lot about intellectual property (IP) protection while starting and growing a business. Lots of people say they “need to protect their IP”, but not so many are clear about how and why. We talk a lot about trademarks, protecting your branding – your name, your logo, maybe a slogan. But there is …

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Why You Should Trademark Your Business Name or Logo

You might have noticed, but trademarks and brand protection are among our favourite topics here at JL. There’s good reason for this! Trademarks are very important to businesses. Why, might you ask? Why register a trade mark? By registering your branding, like your company name, logo, product name or slogan, you are protecting yourself against …

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