Trade union blacklists: what are your rights?

How do I find out if my name is on the blacklist? If you suspect that you may have been blacklisted, it may be worth calling the Information Commissioner. They will take your details and check them against the list.… Read on

Six key points about the rules on working time

Working Time Regulations apply to all types of workers and sets limits to govern the hours most workers can work. The six key points the Working Time Regulations provide rights to are: To work a maximum of 48 hours per Read on

Top tips for references

Our clients are often asking us what their obligations are when it comes to providing references for ex-employees, and here are our top tips. When providing references, employers owe various legal duties both to the new employer and to the… Read on

“Brexit” – implications for employment law

With the IN/OUT referendum looming, the possibility of a “Brexit” is more present than ever. What would the implications of a “Brexit” be for UK employment law? EU law pervades practically every area of UK employment law. It could potentially… Read on

The London office is open for business

Springhouse, 160 Fleet Street, is now open and ready for business where Partner, Yeing-Lang Chong will be heading up the team. We hope that our single focus on employment law and personal approach will sit well in central London, both… Read on

Starbucks dyslexia case: implications

You will be aware that Starbucks employee Meseret Kumulchew has recently won a disability discrimination claim on the basis of her dyslexia. But what are the implications? Implications In Ms Kumulchew’s case, her dyslexia meant that she made mistakes in… Read on

Employment law – what the manifestos say

Our low-down on selected policies of the three main political parties. Conservatives Zero-hours contracts: make exclusivity unenforceable. Minimum wage: increase to £8 per hour by 2020; increase income tax threshold. Parental rights: increase free childcare entitlement to… Read on

April 2015 changes to employment law

The key changes to employment law that came into force in April 2015. 5 April 2015 Shared Parental Leave – 52 weeks’ leave and 39 weeks’ statutory pay to be shared between parents of children due to be born or… Read on