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Jessica Maine

Uber’s appeal against drivers’ “worker status” to be heard this week

Case update! 

You may recall that in October 2016 the Employment Tribunal made a landmark ruling that Uber drivers were deemed to be “workers”.

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Posted in: Employment Law

An Employers Guide To Maternity Leave

It's important for employers to know the do's and do not's when it comes to employee maternity leave, get it wrong and the consequences could seriously impact your business. 

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Posted in: Employment Law

4 key points you need to know about the tribunal fee ruling!

You will have no doubt heard  that the Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful, following an ongoing legal battle with trade union UNISON.

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Posted in: Employment Tribunals

Supreme Court strikes again in latest ruling on teacher’s pay deductions

Here are ‘need to know’ details on the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Hartley and others –v- Kind Edward VI College [2017] in respect of deductions from teachers’ pay whilst on strike.

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Posted in: Employment Law Education

Mental health in the workplace: how to be a mindful employer

The importance of looking after your staff’s mental health has never been so high on the agenda following the most recent national mental health campaign with the ‘#oktosay’, together with the much publicised Royal family support of the ‘Heads Together’ campaign over the last few months.

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Posted in: Employment Law

BREXIT: the future of EU workers within SMEs

Many UK businesses are finding themselves in ‘limbo’ following the triggering of Article 50 on 29th March 2017, marking the beginning of the UK’s departure from the EU. According to the latest research from the Federation of Small Businesses, over half of small businesses with EU workers are worried about accessing people with the right skills, or growing their business post-Brexit.

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Posted in: Employment Law Brexit

Troublesome tweets – what to avoid when using social media

If your business uses social media, you need to be aware of publishing law and advertising regulations to ensure that incidents, like the ones discussed in this Article, are avoided.

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Posted in: Employment Law

Boundary disputes; where do you draw the line?

Becoming involved in boundary disputes with your neighbour can be both stressful and upsetting for you and your family. In extreme cases, it can even lead you to feel you have no other option but to sell your home to escape the problem.

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Posted in: Commercial Property

Christmas lights:  festive fun or a neighbour’s nightmare?

In the run up to Christmas there are a few important questions people ask themselves, for example, who to buy gifts for, how much food to buy for the festive period and, most importantly, when and how to put the decorations up!

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Posted in: Commercial Property

The use of social media in the courtroom; friend or foe?


With the increasing use of social media in our society, the Judiciary face an uphill struggle in curbing the habit of people using their phones in the courtroom. Initially, embarrassing ring tones were the worst of our worries but now via social media most things can be shared with the public. But is social media useful in court proceedings?

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Posted in: Technology

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