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Employee shareholder contracts

From 1st September 2013 employers will be able to offer employee shareholder contracts to new recruits. In return for granting shares to a value of between £2,000 and £50,000, employees who accept this type of contract give up a number… Read on

Major changes to Employment Tribunals

Employment Tribunals have offered a free service to Claimants since they were introduced in the 1970s. However that all changed on the 29th July 2013 when fees were introduced for anyone starting a claim in the tribunal. A fee is… Read on

Unfair dismissal claims reduced cap on compensation

New reduced cap on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal to the lower of £72,400 or 52 weeks pay is imminent. 29th July 2013 is the date we believe important changes in the rules of compensation for unfair dismissal will… Read on

Duty to consult in redundancy cases is significantly extended

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has issued a decision which represents a significant extension of the duty to carry out collective consultation in redundancy cases. Where an employer is considering making 20 or more redundancies, there is a duty to… Read on

New employment laws in force from 25th June

Changes to Employment Law in June 2013. The first in a long list of changes to employment laws come into effect on 25th June 2013. Alongside some technical provisions, the following are of most interest: Removal of qualifying period of… Read on

Employment Tribunal rules

The long-awaited new version of the Employment Tribunal rules will come into force on 29 July 2013 – the same day that tribunal fees are to be introduced. While the technical detail of the rules may be of more interest… Read on

Employment Tribunal fees set to be introduced on 29th July

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service has recently announced that fees for employment tribunal claims will be introduced on 29th July 2013, subject to parliamentary approval. Until now there has been no charge for starting or continuing claims in the… Read on

Springhouse sponsors Diva 100 Bike Ride

Springhouse solicitors are pleased to be supporting Mary Siddall, a solicitor at the firm, who is taking part in the Diva 100 Bike Ride in May. The ride, sponsored by Davina McCall, is a 100 km route through the hills… Read on

Right to unpaid parental leave extended

From 7th April 2013, employees with at least one years service can apply to take a total of 18 weeks unpaid parental leave up to their child’s fifth birthday. Previously, working parents could take a total of 13 weeks leave… Read on

Hampshire Chamber business exhibition

Springhouse Solicitors were recently an exhibitor at a recent Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Business Exhibition. The Meet the Chamber event – one of a regular series across the region was held in the impressive surroundings of the Royal Marines Museum… Read on

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