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5 key changes to employment law this April

A number of changes to the law recently came into effect, and here are the most crucial. ACAS early conciliation becomes law. Involving ACAS in Employment Tribunal claims, and following a set process, came into force last week. It will… Read on

Highly Commended for Small Business of the Year

We are delighted to have been Highly Commended for Small Business of the Year at the Chichester Observer and Gazette business awards 2014. We’d like to thank everyone for their support and are looking forward to entering again next year!… Read on

Changes to immigration rules

From 6 April 2014, the following key changes will come into force: Tier 2 intra-company and general applications will be eligible to be granted leave for up to 5 years at a time, as opposed to the current 3, on… Read on

Legal right to enhanced redundancy pay

Can the historical payment enhanced redundancy payments give rise to a legally enforceable right to them? Yes it can, according to a recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Peacock Stores v Peregrine, provided the practice has been so… Read on

Our 4th birthday cake

We have just taken a few moments out of our busy day to celebrate our fourth birthday today! Happy 4th Birthday to Springhouse Solicitors The team take time out to celebrate… Read on

Do surrogate parents have rights?

Do the receiving parents of a surrogate child have any right to maternity leave? No, according to the Court of Justice of the European Union, in a recent decision (CD V ST). Background The claimant and her partner had a… Read on

Chichester employment law update breakfast

Springhouse Solicitors are pleased to announce their Chichester Employment Law Update is being held on 24 April. The event will be an informative and enjoyable look at the most up to date employment law changes with breakfast included. Click the… Read on

Woking employment law update breakfast

Springhouse Solicitors are pleased to announce their Woking Employment Law Update is being held on 30 April. The event will be an informative and enjoyable look at the most up to date employment law changes with breakfast included. Click the… Read on

Shared parental leave factsheet

Here is the essential information you need to know about the new system of shared parental leave. The new rules come into effect on 1 December 2014, and apply to babies born on or after 5 April 2015. Adopters and… Read on

Employment tribunals down 79%

Recent data shows a dramatic decline in the number of Employment Tribunal claims over October to December 2013. This is undoubtedly due to the introduction of fees which now need to be paid by claimants for bringing claims and having… Read on