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New Rates of NLW And NMW Set To Rise From 01 April 2019

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The new National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage is set to increase from 01 April 2019 onwards. This new rate will apply to the next pay period that begins on or after the date a rate increase begins or an employee reaches a new age bracket.  For...

Maternity Rights

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Maternity Rights The Employment Appeal Tribunal have held that sending a female employee an important email to an inaccessible address whilst she is on maternity leave amounts to unfavourable treatment under the Equality Act 2010. In SW Yorkshire...

Beware of Pension Scams

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Beware of Pension Scams Pension freedom has enabled those approaching retirement to consider a much wider choice of alternative options as to how to employ the pension funds that they have accumulated through their careers. However, unfortunately the...

UK Personal Debt

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UK Personal Debt The media has recently given considerable coverage to the issue of personal indebtedness in the UK. In this article we consider the latest data available on the extent of personal debt in the UK, the impact that such personal...

Open Justice v. Article 8 The Right to Privacy: Are You Protected?

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The principle of ‘open justice’ is to provide transparency and clarity within the course of employment litigation .  This principle is used as the focal reason behind online publications of judgements from Employment Tribunal cases....

Equal Pay And The Recent Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley Case

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The experienced solicitors at Chattertons always take a very keen interest in current legal cases. This is especially true when they have the potential to set a significant precedent for future proceedings. A recent case between Asda Stores Ltd and Brierley...

Government Consultation Paper; Maternity Leave Extending Rights

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The government have recently published a consultation paper to extend the rights of women who have just returned from maternity leave, giving them priority over other redundant employees when the employer offers suitable alternative employment. ...

Applying for EU Settled Status: 'Voluntary Test Phase'

Louis Harman
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EU Citizens, and their family members, may now apply for EU Settled Status through the new application system for post-Brexit residence rights. ‘Settled Status’ or ‘Pre-Settled Status’ is the new system of immigration rights being...

No Fault Divorces

Jo Chidlow
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What is a no-fault divorce? January and the aftermath of the festive season can, unfortunately, be a peak time for divorce petitions. And there’s arguably more interest than usual this year. That's because the government has now completed a...

Employment Status; Why is it Important?

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Determining your employment status can be crucial as employees will be afforded with certain legal protections that a ‘worker’ or someone who is self-employed will not receive. There are 3 main types of employment status.  These are:- ...