employment law

New Year – New Requirements

As we enter the New Year it’s time to think about what employment law changes will come into force in April 2020: :

Statements of Particulars

From 6 April 2020:

the obligation to provide a written statement of particulars will extend from employees only to employees and workers;

the one-month service requirement to qualify for the right will be removed;

the majority of the written statement must be provided in one document on or before the first day of employment/work;

the information that needs to be included within the statement will...

Last places remain at Employment Law conference

Authored by Michelmores
Posted: Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:54am

With just two weeks to go, limited places are still available for the annual Michelmores Employment Law Conference − aimed at businesses and organisations looking to keep up-to-date with the very latest changes in employment legislation.

The conference, which takes place on 13 November 2014 at Sandy Park Conference Centre, draws a wide range of delegates from across the South West, including employers, HR professionals and directors from the public, private, education and charitable sectors.

Topics under discussion will include holiday entitlement and calculations, and...

Employment law update for Exeter businesses

Event Date: 
30/09/2014 - 7:45am
Stephens Scown, Curzon House, Southernhay West, Exeter

Employment law update for Exeter businesses

A breakfast seminar outlining the latest employment law updates is taking place in Exeter on 30 September, covering everything from zero hours contracts to calculating holiday pay.

Ideal for managers, HR advisors and business owners, the seminar, organised by leading legal firm Stephens Scown LLP will cover:

• Calculating holiday pay – should you include overtime and commission? • Zero hours contracts – what is allowed? • Can obesity be a disability? • What action can you take if an employee leaves without giving due...

Employment law seminar

Event Date: 
25/04/2014 - 7:45am
Stephens Scown, Southernhay West, Exeter

Business owners and managers struggling to keep on top of the changes to employment law are being urged to attend a seminar being organised by a leading local law firm.

Stephens Scown LLP’s employment law seminar will cover topics including new family leave rights, flexible working, employees’ use of social media, the new ACAS conciliation regime and disciplinary hearings, as well as holiday and sick pay issues.

The event will take place on 25 April, at Stephens Scown’s office in Southernhay West, Exeter from 7.45am to 11am.

The seminar will cost £25 (inclusive of...

WBW Solicitors Employers' Forum and Employment Law Update

Event Date: 
06/11/2013 - 8:45am to 10:00am
WBW Solicitors, 9 Southernhay West, Exeter EX1 1JG

WBW's Employment Team invites you to attend our next Employers' Forum and Employment Law Update.

Wednesday 6 November 2013 at WBW Solicitors.

8.45am – Coffee and pastries 9.00am – 10.00am - Employment Update and Employers' Forum

Please come along (or send a colleague) for an opportunity to discuss your employment and staffing issues, in confidence, at an informal setting, with our employment team and other local employers.

We will also provide an update on key employment law issues likely to impact on you and your business. At this event we...

The Tozers/Pluss Marsh Barton HR Breakfast Club

Event Date: 
19/07/2013 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Basepoint Business Centre (2nd Floor)

The inaugural Tozers/Pluss HR breakfast club takes place on Friday 19 July 2013 at the offices of Pluss, Basepoint Business Centre (2nd Floor) Yeoford Way, Exeter EX2 8LB www.pluss.org.uk/

The purpose of the club is to provide an opportunity for those with responsibility for HR at businesses on Marsh Barton to meet and network on a regular basis with a view to sharing knowledge and build informal support networks.

The inaugural meeting will give those attending the opportunity to discuss the future shape and frequency of meetings, and to hear from the Tozers employment law...

Apprentice -v- Lord Sugar; the Empire Strikes back

Authored by m.laver
Posted: Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:01am

In a recent blog I highlighted the constructive dismissal claim being brought by former Apprentice winner, Stella English. Miss English subsequently lost the case.

In particular, I highlighted the comments of the Employment Tribunal Judge in the judgment that “the case should never have been brought in the first place”. I thought that might spark Lord Sugar’s company into making an application for costs, a rare thing in the Employment Tribunal.

Sure enough, it has today been reported (here) that Miss English is being pursued for up to £35,000 in costs, according to sources...