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Vacancy – Employment Lawyer

30th March 2022

The Firm Set up in 2010, Hopson Solicitors Limited is a dynamic law firm providing specialist legal advice to clients in Gloucestershire and beyond. Our lawyers have all developed their expertise at other larger firms before bringing their practices to our firm. Each of our fee earners is well-known locally as being a leader in […]

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The Menopause at Work

26th January 2022

The menopause, and the implications of it for both employers and their staff, is becoming quite a hot topic within Employment Law. Indeed, the impact can be so severe that in some instances, it could, potentially, amount to a disability within the Equality Act. As a result, employers need to be “live” to this, and […]

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Construction Contracts – Payless Notice

7th January 2022

Dispute 1: A building construction company (the contractor) had sub-contracted certain works to another building construction company (the sub-contractor). After practical completion of the works, the sub-contractor applied for payment of additional costs and expenses due to alleged variations of works, daytime works, delays of the works caused by the contractor. The contractor disputed those […]

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Uber case – What does the Supreme Court’s decision mean for employers?

24th March 2021

The Supreme Court handed down a unanimous judgment in February confirming that Uber drivers are “workers” and not self-employed. The implications for Uber drivers of this decision are that they will be entitled to claim back pay for holiday pay and national minimum wage spanning back at least 2 years. Claims for statutory payments such […]

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Annual increases to payments and awards and other changes coming into force in 2021

24th March 2021

Changes with effect from 6 April 2021: A statutory week’s capped pay (used, for example, to calculate statutory redundancy payments), increases from £538 to £544; The compensatory cap for unfair dismissal claims will increase from £88,519 to £89,493 (subject to the additional cap of 52 actual weeks’ pay if lower); The National Minimum/Living Wage rates […]

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Is Long-COVID a “Disability” for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010?

9th February 2021

One year on from the start of the pandemic, the scientists and medical professionals are beginning to understand the long-term effects of COVID. It has been reported that some individuals, who may only have had mild symptoms initially, have been left with symptoms such as breathlessness, fatigue, muscle pains, brain fog, chest pains, persistent coughs, […]

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Regularly updating equality and diversity training – A reminder

9th February 2021

Under the Equality Act 2010, where an employee is claiming that the employer is responsible (vicariously liable) for the discriminatory actions of another employee, an employer can use the “reasonable steps defence” where it can show it took all reasonable steps to prevent discrimination in the workplace.  The usual evidence produced for this defence is: […]

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Can an employer make an employee have the COVID vaccination?

9th February 2021

With the devastating effects that COVID-19 has had on businesses, the economy and us all personally, the vaccination roll-out is the much-needed light at the end of the tunnel. One of the most prominent questions we are being asked is whether being vaccinated can be made mandatory in the workplace to protect staff and customers. […]

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Vacancy – Employment Lawyer

The Firm Set up in 2010, Hopson Solicitors Limited is a dynamic law firm providing …

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The Menopause at Work

The menopause, and the implications of it for both employers and their staff, is …

Read more

Construction Contracts – Payless Notice

Dispute 1: A building construction company (the contractor) had sub-contracted …

Read more