Renovating, refurbishing or extending your home?

Renovating, refurbishing or extending your home?

Jul 17

Make sure you have the right cover is in place. If you’re one of the many thousands of people who are considering turning their homes into building sites as you undertake extensive, renovation, refurbishment or the extension of your home, you need to be aware that your existing home insurance policy is highly unlikely to provide you with the cover needed to protect what is probably your most...

Deductions from Wages In Retail – Getting it Right

Deductions from Wages In Retail – Getting it Right

Jul 17

In the second of a series of retail law blog posts looking at legal matters of particular interest to the retail sector, our employment team focuses on making deductions from wages. Workers in the retail sector are among the lowest paid in the country. In our last retail post, we looked at the National Minimum Wage in the retail sector and explained how certain deductions from wages might...

Lisette Howlett’s Sales Tip of the Week

Lisette Howlett’s Sales Tip of the Week

Jul 11

“Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesperson – not the attitude of the prospect.”  This is a quote from W. Clement Stone The key message in this quote from the W. Clement Stone is that selling is all about  ‘Attitude’.  Namely that success in selling is achieved through a positive mental attitude. The salesperson is essentially able to control the sale by...

Retail Focus: Minimum Wage

Retail Focus: Minimum Wage

Jul 10

If you work in the Retail sector take note, the Sherrards Employment Team have a series of blogs coming your way explaining all there is to know regarding employment law in the retail sector. First we focus on the National Minimum Wage. Retail and Low Pay In their 2014 Report, the Low Pay Commission revealed that 45% of minimum wage jobs were in hospitality and retail. Employers in the retail...

Business Development Master Class

Business Development Master Class

Jul 04

  JOIN US! Our sales expert Lisette Howlett of Sandler London Central is doing one of her 2-hour Business Development/Sales Workshops shortly – on Wednesday 23rd July 2014, 17.00pm-19.00pm at 33 Cavendish Square.  £30 +VAT or FREE to BRX members. To Book: Email us at Londoncentral@sandler.com or complete the booking form online (where you can also find out more about this...

Once bitten, twice shy? The case of Luis Suarez and the Bite

Once bitten, twice shy? The case of Luis Suarez and the Bite

Jul 03

Luis Suarez is in trouble once again for an alleged offence involving biting. FIFA have just imposed a 4 month ban from football and suspended him from the next nine international matches, but what about his career with Liverpool? Handily bypassing the question of whether Suarez is an employee of Liverpool, and whether they will actually want to get rid of their star striker, can employers...

World Cup Fever – how can employers prepare?

World Cup Fever – how can employers prepare?

May 29

Sherrards Solicitors’ Employment Law Team in London and St Albans is bracing itself for an influx of queries about employment issues arising from the forthcoming tournament. To help employers prepare, see below some key pointers: Encourage staff to take pre-booked holiday if they want to watch the football. Make it clear that requests for leave are not guaranteed to be approved and will be...

Money does grow on Trees

Money does grow on Trees

May 28

Are you getting your fair share of referrals?  Grow your network, so you don’t have to “start from scratch” Add a branch Water your tree Let’s face it. When it comes to developing new business, it’s no fun to have to start the selling cycle all over again, time after time. Fortunately, there is a better way. Click here to read the full article So here’s a...