May 11, 2018

Employment Update Spring 2018

Editorial After immersing myself in employment and GDPR issues over the winter it’s great to have lighter evenings and to look at the long view. In our winter edition I promised you some further thoughts on GDPR. It’s a complicated subject and so I am posting a number of specific articles on our web site […]

December 31, 2017

“The Gifts” Christmas Cracker 2017 – Part 3

Gifts A present is always included in the modern cracker. When invented in 1847 contents originally included a sweet but these fairly quickly changed to gifts. What were your childhood favourites? The fortune telling fish, pack of tiny cards, or fake moustache? The original Tom Smith company scoured the world for small and interesting gifts, […]

December 22, 2017

Christmas Cracker 2017 – Part 2 “The Joke”

Motto or joke? The original love note in a cracker became by the 1930s a motto or cheesy joke. Mottos at work can be useful or tacky. For big brands their catch phrase, slogan or “motto” can be a powerful asset. But when it goes wrong look out. We have all heard of the embarrassing […]

December 13, 2017

Christmas Cracker 2017 – Part 1 “The Snap”

  This year we have a cracker of a theme to lighthearted our end of year look at employment issues. Invented by Tom Smith in 1847 the Christmas cracker is big business. A British speciality this simple object of paper and card still finds its way onto the Christmas dinner tables across the UK. It […]

July 26, 2017

Tribunal Fees – down and out

This is a fight about the access to justice. In 2013 the government brought in fees for making claims in the Employment Tribunal. Since then claims have gone down by around 79%. Unison brought a claim to quash the right to charge fees. The Supreme Court has now agreed with them and held the right […]

May 14, 2017

Employment Update Spring 2017

. Editorial Spring is here and so is our new website. A new fresh image, so take a look and tell me what you think. Our regular employment updates are now appearing under our “Blog” heading in a timeline which includes previous updates, newsletters and blogs. Tags should make it easier for you to find […]

October 25, 2016

Employment Update Autumn 2016

  Editorial Problem employees. It’s rarely easy to pick the best person for a job. On the other side of the pond the USA is about it make its latest appointment to the biggest job on the planet. If you were taking on a new employee would you pick Donald or Hilary? What issues might […]

May 4, 2016

Employment Update Highlights Spring 2016

Editorial  Well did you get it right? Yes I am sure you are bored by the election by now but the consequences are likely to be with us for some time. For now there are unlikely to be huge changes in the direction of employment law for the average employer or employee. When you consider […]

May 4, 2016

Employment Update Spring 2016

Editorial We are now well into 2016 and the latest round of new employment legislation is here. We’ve picked out a few matters that affect employees and employers even in smaller businesses. Talking of matters which affect everyone, we have produced a very short video guide to remind everyone about reviewing their wills. We will […]

September 4, 2015

Employment Update Autumn 2015

Editorial Thank you for the positive feed-back on our “Summer Special.” This time it’s the normal autumn round-up of some general employment news stories. Some are directly relevant to employment law e.g. wage rises. Others have a slightly different slant; such as the change to consumer rights laws, as these impact on what employees should […]