New national minimum wage 2014

Here are the new national minimum wage rates that will apply from 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015: Workers aged 21 and over: £6.50 Workers aged between 18 and 20: £5.13 Workers aged above the compulsory school age and… Read on

Obesity a disability?

Does obesity qualify as a disability? This would of course mean that employers would have to provide ‘reasonable adjustments’ such as large chairs, desks, altered duties etc. According to the Advocate of General in Kaltoft v. Billund Municipality, the… Read on

Major overhaul to the right to request flexible working

From 30 June 2014, all employees will be entitled to make flexible working requests. We anticipate employers will see a significant increase in requests particularly from its older workforce, who may regard flexible working as an attractive alternative to retirement.… Read on

Taste of future employment law

In the Queen’s speech, the government has given us a flavour of likely upcoming changes to employment law. We await the details, but here’s where we can expect the changes to be: Minimum wage: penalties are likely to be increased… Read on

Our successful employment law update breakfasts

We recently held two employment law update breakfast events, one at our office in Woking and the other in Chichester. Both events were successful, with over 20 guests attending each one. Everyone was keen to get stuck in with questions,… Read on

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

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