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Small business legal health check

 

As a business owner you will know from your balance sheets, your cash flow and your projections how healthy your business is - from a financial point of view.

But what about from a legal point of view?

Are you up to date with the latest changes in employment law? Are you in a healthy position when it comes to consumer law? What about your intellectual property?

We have created this legal health check which specifically focuses on small businesses. There are 19 questions, divided into three topics. It will only take you around five minutes, and on submission we will give your business a health score based on your results. If relevant, we will also suggest some areas for you to focus on to help ensure compliance.

Go ahead - how healthy is your business?

Part 1 - Your business

1)

How many employees does your business have?







2)

What type of business entity do you operate?





3)

Do you have a shareholder agreement in place?




4)

Do you have a partnership agreement in place?




5)

Do you have agreements in place with your various suppliers?




6)

Do you have the idea behind your business protected through copyright and your business name protected with a trademark?




7)

If your business were to come across a legal issue, who would you turn to for legal advice?






8)

What proportion of your invoices to customers are overdue by 90 days or more?






Part 2 - You and your consumers

9)

Does your website clearly make users aware of how you use cookies?





10)

Which of the following do you display on your website and in all electronic communication?








11)

Consumer law states that, having bought a good or service online, customers have a right to cancel a contract during a specified “cooling-off period”. How long after the delivery of the good or service do you allow for a customer to cancel and receive a full refund?








12)

Having cancelled a contract, businesses must provide the customer with a full refund within a specific time frame. How long does it take you to fully refund the customer?








Part 3 - You as an employer

13)

When was the last time you upgraded or re-wrote your employment contracts?





14)

Would you say you are up-to-date with the latest changes to disciplinary and grievance procedures?




15)

Which of these are protected characteristics in UK anti-discrimination laws?










16)

What is the current situation regarding employee pension rights?




17)

What is the longest continuous length of time that you have employed a particular contractor for?







18)

What are the first aid facilities at your business locations?






19)

How many fire marshals do you have at each of your business locations?







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And your health check is finished. Click the submit button above and we will display your answers. They will be broken down into three categories and an overall score, with potential focus points for you to think about.

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