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Legal Corner: Right to Itemised Pay Slip

21 October 2014
Under the Employment Act 1996 all employees have the statutory right to an itemised payslip from the day they start work, whether it is printed and/or provided via electronic means. The pay slip mu...

Legal Corner: Right to written terms of employment.

13 October 2014
All employees have a statutory right to written terms of employment, which must be produced within 2 months of your employment.

Legal corner: The right to request flexible working (Updated)

08 July 2014
As of the 30th June 2014 all employees have the right to apply for a more flexible working  agreement if they have:worked for their employer for 26 weeks continuously at the date that the appl...

Zero Hours Contracts: DBIS Consultation

08 June 2014
Update on Department for Business Innovation and Skills Consultation.Zero hours contracts have been a hot topic over the last year or so; so much so in fact that in December 2013 the Department for...

Understanding Employment Tribunal fees: what you need to know!

16 December 2013
As of July 2013 employees will need to pay to take their case to an employment tribunal. The highly contentious move by the Coalition government has come into force despite opposition from trade un...

Legal Corner: How long do you have to be employed by your employer to bring a claim for discrimination under the Equality Act?

02 December 2013
Answer: There is no qualifying period!A right to bring a claim for discrimination applies from day one of your employment. The right also applies to workers who are contracted to do work for the em...

Legal corner: "Zero Hours" contracts; what do they mean?

16 September 2013
We recently posted an article concerning "Zero Hours" contracts; a topic which has been a major topic of discussion as of late. We were concerned that much of the media coverage presented such cont...

Making a political point – the Government announces a significant change to unfair dismissal laws

08 March 2013
In November 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued an important and controversial judgment stating that UK employment laws did not comply with an important part of the European Conv...

Transfer and new employers

04 February 2013
The recent decision of the EAT in Edinburgh Home-Link Partnership v The City of Edinburgh Council is being seen as another demonstration of the failure of the Labour Government's 'service provision...

Time’s up on pay discrimination? A landmark judgment on equal pay

26 October 2012
The time limit for bringing an equal pay claim in the Employment Tribunal is six months after the employee’s employment has come to an end. However, in a new and ground-breaking judgment which came...

Recent Court of Appeal case

15 October 2012
An appeal decision handed down by the Court of Appeal in the Summer examined the often knotty issue of whether an employee who take preparatory steps to set up a business he intends to carry on aft...

Blacks Solicitors LLP on employment law changes

10 August 2012
1) The increase in the ‘qualifying period’ for unfair dismissalAs of April 2012 employees now need to have two years’ continuous employment in order to sue a company for unfair dismissal if their e...

Qualifying period for unfair dismissal protection is increased

14 April 2012
The biggest change to employment rights for 2012 is undoubtedly the increase of the qualifying period for an employee to bring an unfair dismissal claim from one year to two years of service.The go...

Employed or Self employed

26 March 2012
Self-employment or not and the Supreme Court decision of Autoclenz v Belcher [2011] UKSC 41 [2011] IRLR 820The Supreme Court in Autoclenz Ltd had the opportunity to review what had been the competi...

Upcoming changes in Employment Law by Seb Walker, a solicitor at Premier Legal LLP

08 March 2012
Seb Walker, a solicitor at Premier Legal LLP – a firm of specialist employment lawyers in the city centre of Nottingham - highlights some of the key changes to employment law from next month onward...

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