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Excuse us if we talk about money for a moment. We know it’s something that people can find embarrassing. But, we want to be as transparent as we can about the costs of the legal service we offer and we… Read on
Springhouse managing partner, Ben Power spotted a trend this festive season – employers doing away with the staff Christmas party. So if you were denied your annual yuletide entertainment, you were not alone! It’s very unlikely though that staff have… Read on
If you are lucky enough to work for an employer which still throws a Christmas party (it’s been reported this year that many are cancelling the annual shindig and making a donation to charity instead), then there are various legal… Read on
The government has published a non-binding framework for large employers to report on disability, mental health and well being in their workplaces. This follows a recommendation made by an earlier review into mental health in the workplace (the Stevenson/Farmer review).… Read on
Many organisations will be taking on temporary, seasonal workers at this time of year and, while many individuals will just be grateful for the opportunity to earn a bit of extra cash, it’s important for employers to ensure that they… Read on
The Court of Appeal recently ruled that a part-time member of BA’s cabin crew was treated less favourably than her full-time equivalent by being paid only 50% of full-pay for working 53.5 % of her comparator’s hours. Facts In the… Read on
An employment tribunal has ruled that a bus driver was unfairly dismissed when his employer dismissed him for gross misconduct after he failed a drugs test. There were no indications that the driver had been under the influence of drugs… Read on
Recent research has shown that over a quarter of graduates in their first few years in the labour market have taken on unpaid internships. The Sutton Trust looked into the problem which is seen as restricting access to certain careers… Read on
The European Court has ruled that work performed by foster parents under contracts with a pubic authority does not fall within the scope of the Working Time Directive (WTD). Consequently, foster parents are not entitled to paid rest periods or… Read on
In another important ruling regarding employment status, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld a tribunal’s decision that drivers employed by Addison Lee were not self-employed (as their contracts stated) but, were actually workers providing personal service. The tribunal was… Read on