PJH Law News – Seminar Success

Thank you to everyone who attended our 15th Annual Seminar. We hope you enjoyed the sessions and the feedback we received seems to suggest attendees found the sessions interesting and informative. We would also like to thank Sonia Braybrook and JMP Solicitors for their session, we found it very useful and enjoyed learning about an [...]

Minimum wage offenders – Latest list published

Welcome back, last week our case law update covered the highly influential Pilmlico Plumbers case. This week, as it’s the last Friday of the month, it’s time to step away from the world of case law and take a wider view at the changing face of employment law. Not only that, we have some very [...]

Trade Unions – New Balloting Rules

You may remember our forecast for 2017 included the implementation of the Trade Union Bill. From 1st March 2017, the Trade Union Act 2016, will come into force. The Act requires 50% turnout on any strike votes. It also requires more information to be included on voting papers, unions appointing a picketing supervisor on all [...]

PJH Law Seminar – Book your place now

Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in our seminar last week. This year’s seminar will have sessions on employment law changes coming into force this April, gender pay gap reporting, changes to taxing Settlement Agreements, cases with significant HR impact over the past 12 months, and, a session on existing Directors by guest speaker, [...]

PJH Law News – New Solicitor and Website

It’s been a month of change here and we have a lot to tell you. First of all, we would like to introduce the newest member of our team, solicitor Samantha Crombie Secondly, we have a shiny new website. Our new site is a bit more modern and also mobile friendly. We also have several [...]

PJH Law news – court of appeal and home working

PJH Law was recently involved in a case that was heard in the Court of Appeal. This case, in our view, widens the scope for gross misconduct for senior managers. It also laid to rest an argument that dismissal can be delayed if the dismissal amounts to a breach of contract. We would also like [...]

Snow policy advice

January is usually a month where snow disrupts business, the snow over Christmas may not be the only snow this winter and icy roads can often cause commuting difficulties, school and business closures and even disrupt phone and broadband signal. If you are an employer that could be affected by heavy snow or have employees [...]

Snow policies and working from home

Hello, we apologise for not sending a case law update this week. Unfortunately there have not been any judgments that easily transfer into practical advice yet this year. However, we would like to remind you about a piece we ran this time last year about severe weather policies. Last year it wasn’t needed however this [...]

Autumn Statement – Statutory Maternity & Sick Pay Rates increase

There were several announcement made by the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, in the Autumn Statement that will impact employment law. Incidentally this might be the last Autumn Statement, as one of the announcements was to abolish them! In April 2017, the rates employers have to pay will go up for the first time since April 2015. [...]