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March 6, 2024
Budget announcement brings further changes for employers

A Cheshire-based employment law specialist is urging employers to take note of and understand the impact the budget announcement will have on their business. Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt announced the latest cut to National Insurance, which has been reduced by a further two per cent from ten to eight. National Insurance contributions by […]

November 18, 2022
Compromise is the perfect solution to flexible working requests

A Cheshire-based employment law specialist believes compromise is the ideal solution to flexible working requests. The goalposts shifted considerably during the coronavirus pandemic with almost half of adults working from home. According to data from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (OPN), more than eight in 10 workers who had to do their job from home […]

May 26, 2022
One in five employers facing up to the possibility of making redundancies

A Cheshire-based employment lawyer is urging employers to seek advice before making redundancies, after a survey revealed that one in five businesses are likely to make cuts to staffing levels over the next year. More than 1,000 senior decision makers took part in the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) commissioned survey carried out by […]

July 5, 2021
New report shows benefit of nipping workplace legal problems in the bud

New research into the financial implications of workplace conflict shows the benefit of reviewing contracts and taking advice at an early stage, according to a leading Cheshire employment law firm. Conflict at work costs UK employers more than £1,000 for every employee each year according to research performed for arbitration service Acas. However, Latham Parry, […]

February 19, 2021
Contracts alone won’t save companies like Uber from claims

An employment law specialist at a leading Cheshire law firm has said simply having a contract in place that states a person is self-employed is not enough to protect companies like Uber from claims being brought in employment tribunals, and potentially substantial liabilities which may arise from such claims. Uber lost its legal battle in […]

February 4, 2021
Employers should tread carefully on requiring Covid-19 vaccinations

Employers will need to tread carefully when it comes to Covid-19 vaccinations and whether or not employees should be required to have them, according to an employment solicitor at a leading Cheshire law firm. A large London plumbing firm, Pimlico Plumbers, recently announced its intention to introduce no jab, no job contracts. However, this type […]

January 28, 2021
Employment law specialist urges employers to ensure settlement agreements are valid

With the news that there was a record spike in redundancies, a Cheshire employment law solicitor is urging businesses to seek advice if considering the use of settlement agreements as a means of mitigating the risk of tribunal claims. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that in the three months to September 2020, redundancies […]

August 13, 2020
Double joy for Lauren as she joins leading Warrington law firm permanently

A newly-qualified solicitor has secured a permanent role at a growing Cheshire law firm. Lauren Singh joins Watsons Solicitors after completing her two-year training contract with the Warrington-based company and will split her time between the employment law and family law departments. Her appointment further bolsters the firm’s ever-growing team of young solicitors as it […]

July 15, 2020
Cheshire employment solicitor advises of caution when approaching redundancy process

A Cheshire employment law specialist is urging employers to seek advice to ensure a fair redundancy process is held. It is expected by many business analysts that as the financial support provided by the furlough scheme decreases, organisations may be forced to cut staff as they deal with the fallout from the coronavirus. And Latham […]

June 8, 2020
Employment law specialist urges businesses to act quickly with furlough decisions

A Cheshire-based employment law specialist is urging businesses to take note of the government’s furlough updates, with one of the key deadlines fast approaching. The current scheme ends on 30 June, with a new flexible coronavirus job retention support programme scheduled to operate until the end of October. However, the new scheme is only available […]

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