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Research by the University of Plymouth shows that fathers face more objections when looking to improve their work/life balance. The research studied responses of around 100 managers who were asked to assess for jobs fictitious applicants who were equal, apart… Read on
We report on a case which provides useful additional ammunition for businesses facing competition from staff leaving with customer lists. Background Recruitment agencies are a frequent battleground for restrictive covenant cases. Agents have a great deal of commercial contacts which… Read on
The Government has announced new minimum wage rates, which be effective April 2017-2018, at which point we will report any additional changes. 25 yrs old and over: was £7.20, will be £7.50 21 – 24 years old: was £6.70, will… Read on
Employment status is very much the hot topic in employment law at the moment, and not just amongst employment lawyers. The recent decisions in the Uber, Pimlico Plumbers and CitySprint cases (and Deliveroo which is on the way) have direct… Read on
Maximum and minimum awards in the Employment Tribunal will increase from 6 April 2017 in the following key ways: Unfair dismissal: cap on compensation awards rises from £78,962 to £80,541 Basic award: minimum basic awards for automatically unfair dismissal (for… Read on
These roles offer a fantastic opportunity for candidates to join Springhouse – a leading employment law boutique – and to grow a career with us. Springhouse is a busy firm of specialists, currently with 5 offices. We have ambitious plans… Read on
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