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  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    2014 TUPE Regulations
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    The 2014 TUPE came into play in January 2014 and effect any TUPE Transfer which takes place after the transfer date. As such they are not retrospective. During the consultation period for the new regulations there was talk of the service provision changes being removed. Fortunately this has not happened; instead the service provision changes… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    What is a settlement agreement?
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    It is often the case an employer will suggest a settlement agreement, previously called a compromise agreement prior to 29 July 2013, to be signed by an employee whose employment is due to end, for example, as a result of redundancy. The important consideration for an employee signing a settlement agreement is to remember the… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    When does a dismissal for reason of redundancy give rise to a claim for unfair dismissal?
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    Where a genuine redundancy situation exists i.e. the work of the kind carried out by the employee has diminished an employer may be entitled to make the employee redundant notwithstanding the hardship it may cause the employee. If there is a genuine redundancy situation and the employer follows a fair procedure it may be able… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Know Your Rights! – Flexible Working Hours
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    If a employee has worked for the company for a minimum of 26 weeks and are the parent or carer of a child who is under 17 or under 18 and disabled then they have the right to request flexible working hours if they are responsible for the child on a daily basis. If the… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    How important are contracts in the workplace?
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    A contract of employment is an agreement between an employer and employee. It is the basis of an employment relationship. Even if you do not have anything in writing, there is always a contract between employer and employee. Your agreement to work in exchange for monies from your employer forms a contract. A written statement… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Changes to cap on Compensation for an Unfair Dismissal
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    Anyone dismissed on or after the 29 July 2013 will be subject to a new cap on compensation they are entitled to. The cap will be the lower of the current ceiling on unfair dismissal claims of £74,200 and 12 months’ pay. The hope is the new cap will provide more certainty for employers in… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    What is redundancy?
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    Redundancy is a form of dismissal from work when applies when the work you were doing is no longer needed. Redundancy is regularly referred to as being ‘laid-off’ however this is when you employer does not have enough business for all employees and may ask you to take some unpaid holiday. Being ‘laid-off’ is used… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    What are my rights to pay at work?
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    If you have worked, then as an employee you are entitled to be paid. You are also entitled to be paid if you cannot work due to sickness or being on maternity leave/paternity leave/parental leave/adoption leave. Paid holiday is also allowed throughout the year.   In most situations, you are entitled to your usual wage… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Could you become an Employee Shareholder?
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    In September 2013 a new form of employee is due to come into effect. In consideration of an employee becoming an “employee shareholder” (instead of just an “employee”), a company employer will issue or allot a minimum of £2,000 worth of shares to the individual, with any gains made on the first £50,000 of shares… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Living Wage v Minimum Wage
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    The  Living Wage Foundation (LWF) the living wage for London is £8.55 an hour and for the rest of the UK £7.45 an hour. Compare that with the national minimum wage of £6.19 an hour and it may not be surprising that many employers are choosing to pay a ‘living wage’ as oppose to just… Learn more

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