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Taking control of redundancy

 In this week’s guest blog, we are delighted to hear from Rob Moore who is the Managing Director of The Career Management Organisation. At The Career Management Organisation, Rob works as part of a dedicated team to help both individuals and employers to overcome challenges and fulfil potential by providing tailored Career Coaching, Personal Development Coaching, and Outplacement services.  To find out if TCMO can help you or your company, please follow this link to their website: http://www.tcmo.co.uk/contact/. Rob has lots of experience helping people through redundancy, and assisting them to prepare for change with confidence. We hope you shall find his blog...
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4 things to consider for successful employment

    Who you employ and how you do it can make or break any business.   During the first stages of setting up a company, it is common to spend a great deal of time perfecting your product and understanding the consumer market. However, staffing and resourcing issues can sometimes be left as a bit of an afterthought.  While it may seem difficult to find the time to deal with these issues, it is definitely better to get employment law and HR right from the outset (rather than deciding further down the line that all your contracts need changing when...
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Auto-Enrolment: What Employers Need to Know

KP TableAuto-enrolment is automatic for members of staff, however, it is not automatic for employers who need to takes steps to set-up a pension scheme and enrol their workers onto one. Most workers in the UK must now be auto-enrolled into their employer’s pension scheme. The Government has phased in the obligation for employers to auto-enrol staff since October 2012, with the majority of employers (even those with just one employee) now having reached their staging date.  Here are some frequently asked questions that employers ask us about auto-enrolment at MBM Commercial: Who needs to be enrolled? If you have reached your...
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Doing Business in the U.S. – Forming a U.S. Entity

This post describes practical steps and issues to consider when setting up a U.S. entity to conduct your business’ U.S. operations. Doing business in the U.S. can be a complex and daunting process. MBM Commercial offers sophisticated U.S. law capability to help when expanding into U.S. markets or transacting with U.S. businesses. We work locally to support clients globally in corporate and commercial transactions. Once you have decided that a U.S. entity is appropriate for your business (see “Doing Business in the U.S.” (https://mbmcommercial.co.uk/us-transactions.html), the principal steps involved in establishing a new U.S. entity are as follows: Initial determinations: Determine the appropriate form of U.S. entity, which...
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Luckey breach of NDA not so lucky for Facebook

No doubt you will have seen the headlines flooding social media sites in recent weeks to report that Facebook has been ordered to pay damages totalling $500 million to ZeniMax for various IP related infringements. A pretty hefty figure and a sum of money you might think you would never have to pay up. However, the scenario that tripped Facebook up is probably one that it would be dangerously easy to find yourself in, whatever side of the transaction spectrum you are on – and whether you are an investor or an entrepreneur looking to secure funding, there are lessons to...
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