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Statement re the EU Referendum

Annette Wood
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Statement re the EU Referendum from employment and dispute resolution specialist and Partner at Andrew & Co Solicitors Annette Wood. “I am not sure the result was what businesses expected or wanted but in terms of employment legislation I do not...

Stricter Controls on Employee Monitoring

Annette Wood
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Recent news headlines have warned employees that social media chat and email conversations at work are open to being read by the boss, following a recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. But experts say that the headline writers have missed the...

Redundancy and Unfair Dismissal Payments to be Increased

Annette Wood
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What Cost to Your Business? With effect from 6 April 2014 employers who make staff redundant or who face a claim for unfair dismissal will see an increase in the limits that an Employment Tribunal could award a former employee. If you are making an...

New Property Chamber

Annette Wood
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From the 1 July 2013 the Adjudicator to the HM Land Registry will be abolished, along with the Agricultural Land Tribunals and Rent Assessment Panels and will form part of a new 7th first-tier tribunal chamber – the Property Chamber. The work of the...

Superstrike Ltd v Rodrigues

Annette Wood
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Court of Appeal decision 20 May 2013 In this case the Court of Appeal held that a statutory periodic tenancy is not a continuation of a fixed term tenancy and is a brand new tenancy. The implications are that deposits paid by tenants need to be...

Employment Law Changes 2013/2014

Annette Wood
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The following changes, relevant to employers and employees, take effect in March 2013:   Unpaid Parental leave The entitlement increased from 13 to 18 weeks on 8 March 2013; the Government has also indicated that, from 2015, it intends to...

Parental leave and flexible working hours

Kathryn Bolton
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New parents will be allowed to share annual parental leave. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced proposals to introduce a system of shared parental leave from 2015 with the aim of getting more women into the workforce and encouraging men to take...

How to be a truly equal opportunities employer

Kathryn Bolton
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Everyone is entitled to an equal chance for a rewarding job or career.  The introduction of equalities legislation has removed many inequalities in the workplace.  There is more, however, to being an equal opportunities employer than simply knowing...