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Settlement agreement FAQs

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

What should I be watching out for in my settlement agreement?

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

Consultant or employee: why the distinction matters.

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

What to watch out for in your new employment contract

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

What type of contract is right for my business?

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

What are written particulars of employment?

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

Springhouse guide to staff handbooks

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