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Employment Tribunal fees set to be introduced on 29th July

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service has recently announced that fees for employment tribunal claims will be introduced on 29th July 2013, subject to parliamentary approval. Until now there has been no charge for starting or continuing claims in the… Read on

Springhouse sponsors Diva 100 Bike Ride

Springhouse solicitors are pleased to be supporting Mary Siddall, a solicitor at the firm, who is taking part in the Diva 100 Bike Ride in May. Mary Siddall The ride, sponsored by Davina McCall, is a 100 km route through… Read on

Right to unpaid parental leave extended

From 7th April 2013, employees with at least one years service can apply to take a total of 18 weeks unpaid parental leave up to their child’s fifth birthday. Previously, working parents could take a total of 13 weeks leave… Read on

Hampshire Chamber business exhibition

Springhouse Solicitors were recently an exhibitor at a recent Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Business Exhibition. The Meet the Chamber event – one of a regular series across the region was held in the impressive surroundings of the Royal Marines Museum… Read on

New ACAS code of practice on settlement agreements

ACAS is currently consulting on a new Code of Practice designed to give guidance on discussions around the possible termination of an employee’s employment. There are a wide variety of situations where an employer (or an employee) might suggest that… Read on

Manifestation of religious belief in the workplace

Following important guidance from the European Court of Human Rights on the extent to which religious observance in the workplace is protected, the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has issued guidance for employers. In the case of Eweida Read on

New year, new employment law challenges

The number of employment law changes planned for each new year never seems to diminish, whichever government is in place. It looks as if 2013 will be no exception, but the year will bring both challenges and opportunities for businesses.… Read on

Parental leave and right to request flexible working

As anticipated in our blog of 19 October, the Government has now announced changes to the current rules on parental leave which will allow parents to share leave rights after the birth or adoption of a child from 2015. The… Read on

Will fathers be able to hold the baby?

Reports have suggested that the government may give fathers the right to take paid leave to look after a new baby, allowing mothers to return to work, just two weeks after giving birth. At present, fathers can take two weeks… Read on