Don’t Settle For Less

A Settlement Agreement, formally known as a compromise agreement, is an agreement made between an employee and employer which is legally binding and usually ends the employment relationship. They usually involve an employee agreeing to leave their position with a financial settlement in exchange for waiving their rights to bring an unfair dismissal claim against their former employer. more

What Does the Uber Decision Mean for the Gig Economy?

The decision in Aslam (and others) v Uber, decided last month has the potential to change much of the landscape surrounding employment law, bringing it up to date with the economic reality of the so-called ‘gig’ economy, that has been steadily growing since the 2008 financial crash. more

Blowing The Whistle

If you are dismissed because you, ‘blew the whistle’ on an issue at your place of work, the dismissal is classed as automatically unfair and you will be entitled to damages. more

How To Conduct An Employment Disciplinary Hearing

Disciplining employees is not a function many managers relish in. In fact, many will go out of their way to avoid confronting a worker who clearly needs bringing into line. However, the longer a problem like a difficult employee is left to fester, the worse it becomes and you risk bringing down the morale of other staff members if you do not deal with the matter promptly. more

How to Draft an Employment Contract

Although having an employment contract is not compulsory when you take on an employee, putting one in place ensures that both you and your staff are aware of your obligations to each other, and the employee is aware of his or her rights. Remember, even if you choose not to have employment contracts for your staff, you still need to provide them with a Written Statement of the main terms of their employment, such as salary and working hours.  This must be provided within two months of an employee starting work. more

How to Get a UK Work Visa

If you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and wish to come to the UK to work, then you will need to apply for a Tier 2 (General) Visa.  This will allow you to enter the UK and work in the country for up to five years. more

Help! I’ve Been Sacked From My Job

A Guide to Wrongful and Unfair Dismissal Being dismissed from your job is a stressful, humiliating experience.  If you believe the reason for the dismissal was wrong or unjust, then you have a right to challenge your employer’s decision in the Employment Tribunal and claim compensation. This guide will help you navigate the steps to take when making a claim against your employer.  It is separated into two parts – wrongful dismissal and unfair dismissal. more

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