Top tips for a negotiated exit

Many people’s employment will end as a result of a mutually agreed settlement with their employer. This ensures that both parties can end their employment relationship formally –  usually with the payment of a termination package recorded in a settlement… Read on

I’m being dismissed: do I need a settlement agreement?

Not every employer will offer every employee a settlement agreement on the termination of their employment. Does this matter? What are the benefits of a settlement agreement for employers and employees? And, do you have to use a lawyer (and… Read on

Taxation of termination payments: some changes delayed

It was previously announced that the Government intended to start charging employer National Insurance Contributions on termination payments above £30,000 from April this year. However, it has now been confirmed that this change will not take effect until April 2019.… Read on

What are pre-termination negotiations?

Pre-termination negotiations, or “protected conversations” are discussions between an employer and an employee that can be kept confidential from the Court or Tribunal provided certain requirements are met. This is a statutory right, under s.111A Employment Rights… Read on

What is a compromise agreement?

A Compromise Agreement is the old name for Settlement Agreements. A Compromise Agreement (or Settlement Agreement) is a special type of agreement through which an employee can settle claims against an employer. An employee cannot contract out of their legal… Read on

What is a settlement agreement?

A settlement agreement is a special agreement under which an employee can settle statutory employment claims (and others) against an employer. These agreements are common where an employee is leaving a business or where an employment tribunal or other… Read on

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