Know your limits

Our litigation department get a lot of calls from people who have, unfortunately, left it too late to be able to do anything about their case. Usually for well intentioned reasons, but “A good intention with a bad approach, often leads to a poor result”. The law is full of time limits, and if you […]

Coronavirus and Sick Pay

While the UK continues to battle with the Coronavirus, the following may be useful in connection with sick pay – • The workplace usual sick leave and pay entitlements apply if an employee has Coronavirus. • Employees should let their employer know as soon as possible if they are unable to go to work. • […]

Contracts of Employment from April 2020

From April 2020 all workers and employees are entitled to and must be provided with a written Statement of Particulars either on their first day of employment or prior to starting employment. Previously the Statements had to be provided within the first 8 weeks of employment and it was only employees who had such entitlements. […]

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage from April 2020

The new rates are as follows:- • For 21 to 24 year olds the National Minimum Wage increases from £7.70 to £8.20. • For 18 to 20 year olds the National Minimum Wage increases from £6.15 to £6.45. • For under 18’s the National Minimum Wage increases from £4.35 to £4.55. • For apprentices the […]


It has just been reported that Chelsea’s 18 year old winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is close to agreeing a new Employment Contract at Chelsea which will be worth an eye watering £180,000.00 a week. Clearly Mr Hudson-Odoi will be a very rich teenager and will earn substantially more than most of the young people of his […]

Employers Must Record The Actual Number of Hours Worked

Employers must keep a record of the actual number of hours worked each day under the Working Time Directive (WTD). There must be a system set up to record daily working time for workers who have not expressly agreed to opt out of the maximum 48 hours of work per 7 days. It is a […]

Employment Law – Payslips

Changes coming into force 6th April 2019 .   As at above date all workers must receive a payslip not just employees . The number of hours worked must be indicated on payslips where the pay varies, by the amount of time worked. Where pay is fixed and does not vary employers have no new […]

Annual Leave Use It or Loose It

In a recent case it was decided that a worker does not automatically lose the accrued right to be paid annual leave because of a failure to ask for it, which means that even though the leave may not be requested, it will still accrue. This has important implications for the use it or lose […]

Employment Law

It is a commonly held view that the right to be accompanied to a disciplinary hearing allows you to take a family member or a friend to such a meeting. This is not the case. A worker has the right to choose any companion to attend a disciplinary hearing as long as they are either […]

Costs in Employment Tribunals

Recently there appears to have been a change in favour of employers when tribunals are looking at the award of costs in employment tribunal cases. The cost of defending employment tribunal cases is a common source of complaint and annoyance among employers as in most cases, employers cannot recover their legal costs even if they […]