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COT3 and settlement agreements are both written agreements which are intended to settle, or resolve potential employment law complaints that could be brought by employees, workers and suchlike. Settlement agreement Pretty much every employment law right given to workers can… Read on
1. The agreement won’t be valid without one A settlement agreement will not be valid unless a legal adviser such as a solicitor has signed it off. You will usually therefore have no option but to use a solicitor, so… Read on
Once you have decided that a settlement agreement is appropriate for you, the first thing you will want to consider is whether or not the financial package makes it worth signing it. Several factors will come into play here. Usually… Read on
Don’t panic The first thing to remember is that this happens very frequently, and nothing is binding until the agreement has been signed. This will usually indicate that an employer wants the relationship to be over, but this cannot happen… Read on
The first golden rule in negotiating a settlement is to give a strong impression of your legal claims, and hence the risk that your employer is taking in fighting the claim. Secondly it is usually a good thing to give… Read on
We have produced many guides about settlement agreements, and here are your most popular questions about them. What are settlement agreements? Settlement agreements (which use to be called compromise agreements) are used to bring employment to an end. They are… Read on
Employed, self-employed or worker? How to tell them apart. These distinctions matter. We explain why here. As a business, you need to decide which side of the fence you want to be on, freelance or employed, and stick to your… Read on
If you have been presented with a settlement agreement, there will usually be an allowance for you to take legal advice about it. Springhouse’s employment law specialists will run through a checklist with you which looks something like this: The… Read on
Put simply, this is one of the most fundamental and important questions for those thinking of engaging people and, indeed, in employment law. The modern phenomenon of the so-called ‘gig economy’ has brought the issue into sharp relief. Why is… Read on
So, you have been given a new employment contract. Congratulations! Employment law specialists Springhouse show you what to do with it next. First, consider your negotiating strength Has the contract been given to you before you have handed in your… Read on