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Do the receiving parents of a surrogate child have any right to maternity leave? No, according to the Court of Justice of the European Union, in a recent decision (CD V ST). Background The claimant and her partner had a… Read on
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
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
Here is the essential information you need to know about the new system of shared parental leave. The new rules come into effect on 1 December 2014, and apply to babies born on or after 5 April 2015. Adopters and… Read on
Recent data shows a dramatic decline in the number of Employment Tribunal claims over October to December 2013. This is undoubtedly due to the introduction of fees which now need to be paid by claimants for bringing claims and having… Read on
Was an employee allowed to use a secret recording made, while she was not present, of the deliberations of her employer at a disciplinary hearing? Yes it was, according to Punjab National Bank v Gosain. Background Ms Gosain secretly recorded… Read on
The following compensation limits will increase on 6 April 2014: Maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal: £76,574 (was £74,200), or 1 year’s gross salary, whichever is less Maximum limit on a week’s pay: £464 (was £450) Maximum basic award: £5,676… Read on
Why does Labour want the new TUPE Regulations annulled, and what will this mean? We were about to blog in more detail about the new TUPE Regulations, which will make life a lot easier for employers. However, we have had… Read on
What are discrimination questionnaires and what will their abolition mean? Statutory Questionnaires have for a long time been used by claimants in discrimination cases. In discrimination cases it can be very difficult to get to the bottom of the employer’s state of mind ... Read on
Employers can now offer shares to their staff, in exchange for certain legal rights. Employee shareholders will have fewer rights than normal employees. They will not have any rights to redundancy payments or unfair dismissal. They will have no rights… Read on