Solicitors in Essex

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Can workers choose who accompanies them in disciplinary hearings?
February 2014

by Lara Murray

Amendments are being proposed to the ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) Code of Practice to clarify the legal position of workers who wish to be accompanied in a disciplinary or grievance hearing. Continue reading...

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Lasting Powers of Attorney – your health and welfare
February 2014

by Jo Hudson (Basildon), Viju Chhagan (Thurrock) and Tim Steele (SWF). Continue reading...

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Holiday Pay
December 2013

The Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTD) provide that workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks of paid statutory annual leave. Workers must be paid at the rate of a week’s pay for each week’s leave. For fixed weekly hours, this is a straightforward calculation. However, if a worker’s pay varies from week to week then holiday pay is calculated by reference to the average pay (including any guaranteed contractual overtime) over the preceding 12-week period but with any voluntary overtime excluded. Continue reading...

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Looking to get a foot on the property ladder? Help to Buy is at hand
December 2013

As you may be aware, the Government launched its Help to Buy scheme on
1 April. Continue reading...

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Food safety
November 2013

It is said that there are more Indian restaurants in Britain than there are in the whole of India. Whether that is true or not, it is certainly the case that there are more restaurants and other food outlets in this country than there have ever been and all of these food outlets are governed by the various food safety acts passed by Parliament and by the European Union and, most particularly, the regulations made under them. Continue reading...

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Now is the time to think about Christmas contact arrangements
November 2013

For children, Christmas is a very special time, full of excitement. However, it can create tensions between parents who are no longer in a relationship. Therefore, it is best to try to resolve issues in respect of Christmas contact at the earliest opportunity. Continue reading...

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It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas contact arrangements
September 2013

It may seem that Christmas is a long way away but before we know it, we will be doing our last minute shopping in readiness for the big day. Continue reading...

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From compromise to settlement
August 2013

By Karl Barnes

As from 29th July 2013, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 provides employers with greater scope and protection when seeking to reach an agreed termination of employment with an employee where no actual dispute has arisen. It has also introduced provisions to rename compromise agreements as ‘settlement agreements’. Continue reading...

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Leave to remove from the Jurisdiction
July 2013

by Surjit Verdi

It is an offence for a parent or any other person with Parental Responsibility to remove the child from the UK without either the consent of all persons with Parental Responsibility or order of the court. If a child is removed without consent this would amount to child abduction and is a criminal offence. Continue reading...

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Changes to employment legislation taking shape
July 2013

by Lara Murray

Government pledges to cut red tape for employers have taken a significant step forward after the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA) and the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (GIA) both received Royal Assent, meaning they have now become law. Continue reading...