Tag: employment law

Coronavirus: our advice to employers

Partner and Head of Employment, Mark Fellows, recently spoke on BBC3 Counties Radio about how employers can take steps now to mitigate risks against Coronavirus (Covid-19), you can listen by clicking here (skip to 2:10:30 to hear Mark’s 5 minute slot). With the number of people infected with Coronavirus in the UK on the increase, …

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 …

Putting the ‘self’ into ‘self-employment’

The “Gig Economy”, and the employment status of those working within it, has certainly been under the spotlight this year. This has now been brought under a whole new focus as a result of the recent publication of the Taylor Review into modern working practices. Whilst the proposals in the recent Taylor Review are only …

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 …

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