• All you need to know about Settlement Agreements

    Posted on July 24, 2015

    Settlement agreements (previously known as compromise agreements) are legally binding contracts which can be used to end the employment relationship on agreed terms. They can also be used to resolve …

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  • Shared Parental Leave: Frequently Asked Questions

    Posted on July 23, 2015

    Since 5th April 2015, 50 weeks of statutory maternity leave can be converted to shared parental leave (SPL) and shared with the mother’s partner.

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  • Carrying over holiday when sick

    Posted on July 09, 2015

    Does an employee on sick leave have to show he was unable, by reason of illness, to take holiday for it to be carried forward and is the right to carry holiday forward unlimited?

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  • Data protection issues that employers need to be aware of

    Posted on July 09, 2015

    Employers’ data protection obligations are wide ranging and apply to job applicants, employees, agency, contract and other casual workers, volunteers and others in the workplace; e.g individuals on wo…

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  • Dishonesty in Divorce Cases

    Posted on July 01, 2015

    When trying to reach an agreement over the finances following divorce, there is an obligation on both parties to fully and honestly disclose to each other the assets that each of them own.The Supreme …

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  • What rights do grandparents have to see their grandchildren?

    Posted on July 01, 2015

    Despite popular belief, grandparents have no formal automatic right to see their grandchildren. Only people with parental responsibility (such as mothers, fathers who are married to the mother or name…

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  • Holiday Time is Here Again

    Posted on June 15, 2015

    The family team at Leeds Day are often approached by separated parents with problems arising when one parent wants to take children abroad on holiday.  By following some straightforward ‘ground rules’…

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  • Exclusivity clauses in zero-hour contracts finally banned

    Posted on June 04, 2015

    The government has brought into force a ban on exclusivity clauses in zero-hour contracts and other provisions.

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  • ECJ: Collective Consultation- Woolworths Decision

    Posted on June 04, 2015

    The ECJ has handed down its judgement in the Woolworths and Ethel Austin cases which considered collective consultation in redundancy situations.

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