The Company Director's Desktop Guide

9781854188748: The Company Director's Desktop Guide
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The Company Director's Desktop Guide has been providing accessible, expert guidance and assurance to company directors for many years. With this comprehensive, user-friendly guide you can be assured that you comply with an ever-growing maze of legislation and minimise your exposure to personal liability. The tasks and responsibilities of the company director are becoming more demanding as the amount and complexity of legislation increases. This is a practically oriented book, ideal for you if you: Have no legal training - refers to the law but is jargon-free Need to know what you have to do and what you should not do - packed with checklists, hints and warnings Are pressed for time - focuses on ensuring that you know the essentials and do not break company law Are concerned about your liabilities - outlines how these can arise and provides guidance on how to minimise their effects valuable new material This new edition of The Company Director's Desktop Guide has been fully updated to reflect the continuing implementation of the Companies Act 2006 and ancillary legislation, including detailed and practical guidance on: The procedures for monitoring PLC board activity and the performance of individual directors. The evolving stipulations and discussions regarding gender quotas in PLC boardrooms. Current and proposed entitlements for maternity and paternity leave. The recently changed laws on enforcing retirement. Protecting the company (and its directors) against possible claims under the Bribery Act 2010. The potential (and personal) impact of the Extradition and Fraud Acts. How to create and maintain your own Dignity at Work policy, including guidance on the attendant complaints procedure. Drafting policy on the use of social networking Internet sites by employees.

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David Martin FCIS, FCIPD, FIoD has many years' experience as a listed PLC Company Director and Secretary, consultant and author. For the last 21 years he has run his own consultancy, Buddenbrook, carrying out projects for a range of clients, large and small. He is a regular seminar speaker and author of over 40 books.

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