Employment Law Updates
MENOPAUSE AT WORK
In July 2022, the government announced a review of arrangements for dealing with the menopause at work.  This followed the publication of a report in November 21 making 10 recommendations for workplaces concerning the same subject. The debate has then erupted calling for special leave to be introduced for women...
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Employment Law Updates
ONE LAWYERS VIEW OF SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS
Settlement agreements We are frequently contacted by employees who have been offered a settlement agreement by their employer. Sometimes people are aware that this was on the cards, for example if the company have announced a programme of redundancies, but for others it can come like a bolt out of...
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Corporate Commercial Update
Clarkson Evans go from strength to strength with support from Sherbornes
Gloucestershire success story Clarkson Evans continue to grow and have cemented their position as the UK’s leading electrical contractor for new houses, wiring over 24,000 homes in 2021. Crowned as Contractor of the Year in the last Housebuilder Awards before COVID, the firm turned over an impressive £65 million in...
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Employment Law Updates
Difficulty attending work due to train strikes
After discussions between rail companies and unions failed to reach agreement over pay, there are planned rail strikes on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday this week. If they go ahead, which currently seems likely despite last minute talks, it will disrupt the travel plans of millions. Many of those affected will...
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Corporate Commercial Update
Employment Law Updates
Ukrainian lawyer searching for job opportunity in the UK
Eugene is a Ukrainian lawyer and arbitration trustee with a Masters degree. He and his family left the Ukraine due to the current war, arriving in the UK in April 2022 through the Government's Homes for Ukrainians scheme. Eugene was introduced to Sherbornes Solicitors by his sponsors, Joanne and Andy...
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Corporate Commercial Update
Major Gloucestershire success story supported by Sherbornes Solicitors
Netomnia, a Gloucestershire-based provider of full fibre broadband infrastructure, and internet service provider YouFibre recently announced that they had secured £295 million in funding led by DigitalBridge Investment Management. They are one of the latest examples of a start-up business that has seen phenomenal growth with the support of Sherbornes...
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Employment Law Updates
Self Employed Staff and Holidays
The Return of a Significant Risk to Employers The use of self employed workers has once again become a significant risk to employers following a Court of Appeal ruling. It has long been a feature of the legal landscape that those we believe are self employed, may in fact be...
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Employment Law Updates
New Rates of National Minimum Wage
A brief reminder of forthcoming increases to the National Minimum Wage and other employment rates From 1 April 2022, the National Minimum Wage increases as follows:   Rates 2021 2022 National Living Wage (age 23+) £8.91 £9.50 Adult rate (age 21-22) £8.36 £9.18 Development rate (age 18-20) £6.56 £6.83 Young...
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Employment Law Updates
Closure of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme
It will not come as a surprise that with the announcement of the Living with Covid plan and the end of the legal requirement to self-isolate, the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme will be closing. Businesses will be able to claim for Covid-19 related absences up to and including...
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Employment Law Updates
Duty to provide a safe system of work
With today expected to see the announcement of the end of all COVID restrictions, we highlight to employers the risk of failing to provide a safe system of work. It is a duty imposed upon all employers to look out for the health and safety of their employees, and a...
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