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Pasta and Professionals: Springhouse Networking Club

Last Thursday 14th August, we hosted the first in a series of professional networking lunches at Latino Restaurant in Woking centre. This traditionally Italian restaurant, kindly served us with a delicious array of authentic pasta dishes – all of which… Read on

What is a contract of employment?

A contract of employment is any legally enforceable agreement between an employer and an employee. This means that a contract of employment can exist even where there is nothing in writing, so long as there is an oral agreement. Legal… 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

Clarity on TUPE service provision rules where client changes

Can TUPE apply when there is a change of client before and after the transfer? The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) decision in Horizon Security Services Limited v Ndeze has endorsed the principle that there is no service provision change… Read on

Announcement of new office location: Twickenham

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new office location in the centre of Twickenham, at Regal House. From our Twickenham office, our highly experienced employment lawyers predominately look after Greater London and Middlesex, but can, however, advise… Read on

Springhouse Employment Briefing with Vince Cable MP

We are delighted to announce that, on Friday 19th September, we are hosting a very special business breakfast event at the HG Wells Centre in Woking. Vince Cable, MP for Twickenham and the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and… Read on

What is a staff handbook?

Staff handbooks, or policies and procedures, supplement and stand in addition to, contracts of employment. They not only set out clear standards of behaviour for employees, but are occasionally required by law, and can help the employer avoid a… Read on

Holding an employee to their notice period

Could an employer hold an employee to the notice period in their contract when they resigned early, in breach of their notice period? Yes, according to the High Court in Sunrise Brokers LLP v Rogers. This meant that the employee… Read on

Should ‘on-call’ workers get paid?

Do workers ‘on-call’, but not working, need to actually be at the workplace for the purposes of calculating working time, and therefore entitlement to pay, rest, holiday etc.? No, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Truslove… Read on

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