March 2016

‘Pulling a Sickie’ can be treated as misconduct – if you can prove it!
The Employment Appeal (EAT) has held in Metroline West v Ajaj that an employee who is ‘pulling a sickie’ is acting dishonestly and therefore can be treated as a conduct issue…

February 2016

The National Living Wage – What Is It?
As from the 1st April 2016 the Government’s new National Living Wage (NLW) will become law…

January 2016

Protection For Zero Hours Contract Employees And Workers.
The Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hour Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015 came into force on the 11thJanuary 2016. The Regulations provide further protection to employees and workers on Zero Hour Contracts…

December 2015

Are You Ready For The Winter Weather?
As we enter the winter months, inevitably, employees will experience difficulty in getting to work due to bad weather…

November 2015

Does an Employee have to show they have suffered a detriment in order to succeed in a discrimination claim?
Yes, advises Employment Lawyer, Paula Stuart, following the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)…

Was she pushed or did she jump?
It has been widely reported that the former Chelsea FC team doctor, Eva Carneiro, is bringing a claim for constructive dismissal…

Does the employer have to treat employees the same in order to make dismissal fair?
Not necessarily, advises Employment Lawyer Paula Stuart following the recent Employment Appeal (EAT) Decision in MBNA Limited v Jones.

October 2015

If an employer causes or exacerbates an employee’s illness, does it affect the fairness of the dismissal?
Yes, advises Employment Lawyer, Paula Stuart, following the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision…

September 2015

Employment Law Changes – 1st October 2015
A number of changes in Employment Law come in to force on the 1st October 2015, advises Employment Lawyer, Paula Stuart…

Court of Appeal Rejects Unison’s Employment Tribunal Fees Challenge
When Employment Tribunal (ET) fees were introduced in July 2013, the public service trade union Unison was quick to challenge the lawfulness of the new regime…

Fit for Work
Employers are reminded that, as of 22 July 2015, GPs across England and Wales can make referrals to the Fit for Work service…

Rugby World Cup 2015 – Employers are you ready?
Paula Stuart advises that employers may wish to ensure they have policies in place to deal with employees wanting to watch the Rugby World Cup 2015…

August 2015

Having difficultly managing absence in the workplace?
The Employment Team at Geoffrey Leaver appreciate that absence in the workplace is a cost to the business – both in time and money…

Consultation on gender pay reporting…
Last month the Government launched an initial consultation, Paula Stuart, Employment Solicitor shares her update on it…

Does an agency worker have the right to preferential treatment when applying for a job with the end user?
No, advises Employment Lawyer, Paula Stuart…

July 2015

Changes to taxation of termination of payments…
Changes appear likely in respect of the taxation of termination payments advises employment lawyer, Stuart Snelson…

TUPE – who is the client?
It depends! – advises Employment Lawyer, Stuart Snelson…

Employment law round up for 2015 – the year so far…
Paula Stuart takes the time to summarise some key changes to employment law 2015 so far…

Is an employee entitled to carry over holiday whilst on sick leave?
Yes, but only for 18 months advises Employment Lawyer, Paula Stuart…

Thinking of taking employees on for the first time?
Here are a few tips on how to get started…