Employment

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
5th May 2016

If you are an employer having to deal with a disciplinary matter or poor performance, it is worth remembering that you need to ensure you follow the Acas Code. What is the Acas Code and why should you follow it? The Acas Code of ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
14th March 2016

This time of year is all about change and it is also the time that employers need to watch out for any changes to payments such as statutory sick pay and maternity pay. Although this year there is little change to such payments, ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
25th February 2016

The statutory holiday entitlement that workers have under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (the Regulations) is 5.6 weeks leave in each leave year, and to be paid during that leave a weeks pay for each weeks leave.   Due to recent ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
11th February 2016

It is important for employers to follow a fair process if dismissing an employee because employees can bring claims for certain types of unfair dismissal, as well as other claims such as discrimination, regardless of their length of ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
7th January 2016

What to look out for in 2016 So far, from an employment law perspective, 2016 is looking quieter than usual although this could all change! Here are a few pointers to look out for. Consultation on the government’s plans to extend ...