New ‘On Call’ service

We are delighted to tell you about our new employment law service, ‘On Call’. ‘On Call’ provides businesses with specialist legal advice at a fixed, affordable, budgeted cost. Insurance cover is available in case of employment tribunal claims. Please view Read on

Reclaiming recruitment and training costs

Can an employer deduct recruitment fees and/or training fees from the unpaid wages of a departing member of staff? Yes it can, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Cleeve Link v Bryla. Background In this case,… Read on

New national minimum wage 2013

Here are the new minimum wage rates that will apply from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014: Workers aged 21 and over: £6.31 Workers aged between 18 and 20: £5.03 Workers aged above the compulsory school age and under… Read on

New employment laws in force from 25th June

Changes to Employment Law in June 2013. The first in a long list of changes to employment laws come into effect on 25th June 2013. Alongside some technical provisions, the following are of most interest: Removal of qualifying period of… Read on

New year, new employment law challenges

The number of employment law changes planned for each new year never seems to diminish, whichever government is in place. It looks as if 2013 will be no exception, but the year will bring both challenges and opportunities for businesses.… Read on

Springhouse solicitor wins national mediation prize

Mary Siddall of Springhouse solicitors has been named joint Mediation Scheme Co-ordinator of the Year at the inaugural National Mediation Awards. The award relates to work that Mary did with the University of Southampton. Mary commented: Many organisations are now… Read on

New national minimum wage 2012

Here are the new rates that will apply from 1 October 2012: Workers aged 21 and over: £6.19 Workers aged between 18 and 20: £4.98 (no change) Workers aged above the compulsory school age and under 18: £3.68 Apprentices: £2.65… Read on

Employment law reform: 3 key updates

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has announced further proposals to reform the employment tribunal system with the aim of helping businesses. The Government has already increased to two years the period for which employees must work before gaining unfair dismissal… Read on

Employers urged to prepare for London Olympics

In preparation for the Olympic Games, which will run from 27th July to 12th August 2012, employers in London are being encouraged to communicate with their staff to plan ahead and mitigate any disruption. Recommendations include: Encouraging staff to take… Read on