Problem at work? How an employment lawyer can help

Contacting an employment lawyer can feel daunting if you have never done so before – it’s not the first thing people would choose to spend money on! Often the clients who come to us are experiencing turmoil – feeling desperate,… Read on

Top tips for reference writers

There are numerous legal issues for employers to bear in mind when responding to reference requests.  Getting it wrong could result in legal liability for discrimination, negligence or data protection breaches. For more information on the legal issues to consider… Read on

Why does anyone need to use a solicitor?

What can the legal profession do for me? Why should I use a solicitor? It’s a fair question and, we think it needs answering – in detail! At Springhouse we specialise in employment law – we don’t do anything else… Read on

Trade union blacklists: what are your rights?

How do I find out if my name is on the blacklist? If you suspect that you may have been blacklisted, it may be worth calling the Information Commissioner. They will take your details and check them against the list.… Read on

Six key points about the rules on working time

Working Time Regulations apply to all types of workers and sets limits to govern the hours most workers can work. The six key points the Working Time Regulations provide rights to are: To work a maximum of 48 hours per Read on

Top tips for references

Our clients are often asking us what their obligations are when it comes to providing references for ex-employees, and here are our top tips. When providing references, employers owe various legal duties both to the new employer and to the… Read on

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