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COVID-19 and Directors: Your Duties and Liabilities in the Coronavirus Crisis

Your focus as a director right now will no doubt be on keeping your business afloat through these trying times. Don’t lose sight however of the fact that the onerous obligations and duties placed on all directors by the Companies Act still apply. Failure to live up to the required standards exposes you not only …

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Employees: Your New Rights to Paternity and Parental Leave

The concept of “maternity leave” has been around in our law for a long time, and the journey towards extending the concept to employees other than mothers has been a long one, marked latterly by much delay and confusion over implementation of new legislation addressing the issue. Last year in particular employers and employees were …

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Directors: Be Careful, You Will Be Held More Accountable In 2020

Being a company director (or a senior manager) comes with onerous duties and risks which require constant management. And 2020 is shaping up to be a year in which you will find yourself under increasing scrutiny, with the NPA now showing a distinct appetite for charging delinquent directors criminally, and with the ongoing risk of …

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