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Our Employment Law specialists are dedicated to supporting you with plain-speaking legal advice, tailored to your individual situation. 

Your job might be the reason you get up in the morning or it might be the reason you can have fun at the weekends. Either way, it is important to you and when things go wrong at work, it can be stressful, exhausting and bewildering.

We are well known for providing commercial and pragmatic advice when individuals are facing difficult or stressful circumstances in their working life. Our team can help guide you through your options and provide clear and expert solutions to resolve your issue.

 

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Employment Law Update – October 2020

We are pleased to provide you with the Herrington Carmichael employment law update for October 2020. This is a keynote summary of some of the main developments in employment law in the last month.        1. Job Support Scheme: The Winter Economy Plan The Government...

The Immigration Health Surcharge reimbursement

It has been announced that the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) reimbursement scheme has now launched. There is a list of qualifying criteria that must be met to successfully apply for this refund: You must have paid the Immigration Health Surcharge for your current...

Employment Law Update – September 2020

We are pleased to provide you with the Herrington Carmichael employment law update for September 2020. This is a keynote summary of some of the main developments in employment law in the last month. Material Factor Defence in Equal Pay Claims   When an employer...

Changing Terms and Conditions of Employment: An Employer’s Guide

As a result of COVID-19, many employers are considering making changes to employees’ terms and conditions of employment. To assist, we have put together this guide to explain the legal issues and how to address common problems. Contractual or Non-contractual Change?...

The new Identity Verification App

As a response to COVID-19, UKVI is amending the way that it processes applications. In some cases, UKVI is allowing biometrics (fingerprints and photographs) to be reused, if they have already been recorded in a previous application. UKVI and UKVCAS have been working...

Employment Law Update – August 2020

We are pleased to provide you with the Herrington Carmichael employment law update for August 2020. This is a key note summary of some of the main developments in employment law in the last month. Employment Status The Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) in Varnish v...

Purpose of claiming unfair dismissal – no need for financial gain

Following a new case, employers should be aware that there does not necessarily need to be the prospect of a financial compensation in cases of unfair dismissal following a recent decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). Financially motivated claims? Although...

Employment: Travelling to and from Spain – a summer conundrum

On 25 July 2020, just as the August holiday season was arriving, the Foreign Office re-imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine period for all those who are returning from Spain, following a rise in Covid-19 cases there. We have summarised some of the key legal...

Chancellor’s Announcement – A Plan for Jobs

Earlier this afternoon, the Chancellor made several announcements that the Government will be providing a range of financial assistance schemes over the coming months to help with the recovery of the economy and the jobs market.   This has been welcome news.  Amongst...

Employment Law Update – July 2020

We are pleased to provide you with the Herrington Carmichael employment law update for July 2020. This is a key note summary of some of the main developments in employment law in the last month. Unfair Redundancy – Competitive InterviewThe Employment Appeal Tribunal...

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