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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
This is a question that you need to get right. Putting a contract in place that has the wrong kind of protections can cost a business dearly. Problems will usually creep in because the contract in place is not geared… Read on
Written particulars of employment set out the basics of the employment contract. They need to be given to employees within 1 month of joining, and are specified s.1 Employment Rights Act 1996. If this does not happen, an Employment Tribunal… Read on
What exactly are staff handbooks? What needs to be included in them and what doesn’t? What potential pitfalls are there to look out for? We answer all these questions and more in our employment law guide to staff handbooks. Alternatively,… Read on
As an employee, it can be very unsettling when the company you work for is part of a take-over. But what should you do if your company is involved in a change of ownership, and your employment will potentially be… Read on