Gender pay gap disclosure: new rules

The government has issued draft regulations which seek to address the differences between male and female pay in the workplace. They are now up for consultation. The regulations as they are currently drafted: Apply only to employers of 250 employees… Read on

Personal social media at work: ECHR decision

The decision of the European Court of Human Rights about employee’s private use of a Yahoo Messenger account has hit the news in a big way over the last couple of days. We explain the legal rationale behind it. Background… Read on

Springhouse Employment Briefing 2015 a huge success

We were really privileged to have Greg Dyke, Chairman of The FA and David Taylor author of the world‘s fastest selling business book, The Naked Leader speaking at this year’s Springhouse Employment Briefing. Our session commenced with a short talk… Read on

Early conciliation not required

The EAT has ruled a claimant is not required to undergo the early conciliation process again when amending an already existing employment tribunal matter to include a later claim. Background This case involved a claimant (Ms Mills) suing her employer… Read on

Important new case on penalty clauses

For the last 100 years, anyone drafting a contract has had to beware of including “penalty clauses”, for breaches of contract, because they aren’t enforceable. The most typical example is where a contract party has to pay a big fine… Read on

Springhouse is hiring!

We’re looking for down to earth specialist employment law solicitor with 3+ PQE for our Woking office. Working at Springhouse you can expect to enjoy being part of a rapidly growing business, and to have a fulfilling caseload with lots… 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

Employment Law award for Springhouse Twickenham

Springhouse is very proud to have received an award from Corporate LiveWire – Global Awards. We were the winner in the category Labour & Employment – Twickenham, UK. This is a great recognition of the work we do bringing a… Read on

New Winchester Office

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office in Winchester. Springhouse employment law experts are now able to offer top quality legal advice to employers and employees alike in the Winchester area. Our comfortable and convenient office… Read on