Tag: employment law

A Touchy Subject… Top Five Tips for Dealing With Sexual Harassment Complaints

I was at a networking event the other night and the hot topic of conversation amongst the guests was the allegations that have been made against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein. Everyone agreed that, if the allegations are true, his behaviour was heinous and entirely unacceptable. He was a man in a position of power, who …

Holiday Pay & Overtime – to include or not to include?

Most employers will be aware of the continued uncertainty surrounding the calculation of holiday pay but we are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel.  The Employment Appeals Tribunal (“EAT”) recently concluded that regular payments for voluntary overtime must be taken into account when calculating holiday pay. The clarification comes after a …

Employment Seminar: Improving Employee Engagement and Retention

The latest session from our ‘From Hatching to Dispatching’ series ran successfully this week at our free breakfast seminar at Beales Hotel, delivered by Sherrard’s’ employment solicitors Joanne Perry and Mark Fellows.  The second of a three-part series on the best practice approach to managing the employment lifecycle focused on improving employee engagement, productivity and …

Video on employment law & the recruitment process

In the video below, employment solicitors Joanne Perry and Mark Fellows (London and St Albans) provide tips on the recruitment process for those responsible for their company’s HR. Watch the video below or read on. One of the most important areas to be highlighted relates to discrimination – there are nine different characteristics that give people protection in recruitment, …

Hiring and firing employees in the UK: What international companies need to know

Sherrards’ Partner, Paul Marmor, explains various human resources issues that will impact international companies that move people across borders in different countries. For more information, please contact Paul Marmor or visit our International legal services page.   Sherrards uses reasonable care to ensure that the content (“Content”) appearing on the Website is current and accurate. The …

Mistakes Commonly Made by Chinese Companies Assigning Staff to UK

Find out the thoughts of Sherrards, Laurel Zhang, on the mistakes Chinese companies are making when assigning staff to the UK.   Solicitor Laurel (Xueying) Zhang heads up the firm’s China and Far East Group. She is a native Mandarin speaker, originally from Beijing, Laurel has worked on a number of cross-border Chinese-related deals, and …

Merry Christmas, One and All?

Christmas is nearly upon us and, in time-honoured tradition, festivities are taking place in most workplaces, including office parties, Secret Santa presents and gifts from suppliers. Generally, the season passes by in a blur of tinsel and mince pies, without any incident or complaint … at which point, HR professionals across the country breathe a …

BREXIT Untangled: Expatriate Services Report Provides Reference Tool for Those Looking Beyond the UK following BREXIT

A new Expatriate Services report is available from Sherrards Solicitors’ international alliance (Alliott Group) for businesses and individuals looking at life beyond the UK, following BREXIT. The report, published by Alliott Group, a leading international alliance of professional services firms, in which Sherrards Solicitors LLP is the local affiliated member in London, UK, covers 29 …