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Right to paid annual leave – can workers carry leave over where they have been denied the right to take it?

Background

The Working Time Directive (WTD) provides for all EU workers to receive at least 4 weeks paid annual leave a year. The WTD was incorporated in to UK law by the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR). The WTR provide for workers to receive 5.6 weeks paid leave. Read more →

GDPR: What businesses should be aware of…

The GDPR changes all small businesses need to be aware of by Sarah Scholfield, solicitor at Manchester based Glaisyers

When it comes come into effect on 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will turn many organisations upside down as they struggle to bring themselves up to the standard required by the new regulation. Particularly as new Read more →

Failure to pay enhanced shared parental pay – an act of discrimination?

The Shared Parental Leave regulations came in to effect in April 2015 and are designed to give parents the freedom to share up to 50 weeks leave and 37 weeks’ pay.

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Russell Brown featured today on Lawyer Monthly

As negotiations are underway, are we looking towards a soft Brexit or a hard Brexit? How will each pan out for various UK sectors? How will they impact the pound and the economy? How will small businesses be affected? And though we’ve already seen a glimpse via the proposed bills in the Queen’s speech, what will our new laws look Read more →

Why does it take so long to complete a property purchase?

The process of buying a property generally takes weeks and not days because there will almost always be a variety of different variables and details involved that need to be carefully addressed by solicitors. (more…)

Property market asking prices ‘fell in June for first time since 2009’

Average asking prices for residential properties fell during June of this year for the first time since 2009. June is usually a month in which property buying activity increases across the UK but a variety of different dynamics have apparently dampened the market in recent weeks, according to the property website Rightmove. Read more →

General Election 2017: Employment law and the main manifestos

Unsure how the 2017 manifestos from Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats fare against employment law issues? Read our brief guide to the key proposed changes.

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Sleep in shifts: do employers need to wake up to new thinking?

Sarah Scholfield has recently featured with Employment Solicitor looking at the recent EAT cases about night shift workers and explains what employers need to know.

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Half of all SMEs ‘Would Not Survive the Loss of a Key Employee’

A majority of SMEs around the UK would not be able to survive if they were to lose a key employee for any reason. (more…)

UK’s Construction Sector Output ‘Accelerating at Fastest Pace This Year’

Overall output within the UK’s construction sector accelerated at the fastest pace so far this year during April, according to the latest figures on the subject. (more…)