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New Paid Parental Bereavement Leave Law – Jack’s Law

Paid Parental Bereavement Leave legislation comes into effect from 6 April 2020.  Parents who suffer the loss of a child will be entitled to two weeks’ paid statutory leave under this new legislation known as ‘Jack’s Law’.  “Jack’s Law” is named after the 23-month-old Jack Herd who died in 2010.… Read More

Avoiding Christmas Party Legal Hangovers

Avoiding Christmas Party Legal Hangovers can be a nightmare and with the office Christmas Party season in full swing.  So, how do employers survive the festive season without mishap and possible legal action? We have released a helpful list so that employees can have fun while reminding employers of their… Read More

National Minimum Wage & National Living Wage Increases

Are you prepared for the increases to NMW and NLW on 1 April 2017? The Government’s National Living Wage was introduced on 1 April 2016 for all workers aged 25 and over, and was set at £7.20 per hour.   Employers need to remember that the current National Minimum Wage for… Read More

Vicarious Liability – Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd

 In a recent case at the High Court, regarding a Christmas party event, (Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd [2016] EWHC 3104 (QB).) a claim of vicarious liability was brought against this particular recruitment company. Bearing in mind employers can be vicariously liable for the actions of their employees at work… Read More

Another Employment Tribunal Win for Fairways

A recent hearing has resulted in a positive outcome resulting in another Employment Tribunal win for Fairways and the company maintaining its 100% success rate in Employment Tribunal Hearings. The Case This particular case related to the Claimant alleging he had been unlawfully discriminated against on the grounds of disability by… Read More