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Employment Law Vacancy

10th September 2020

We are actively looking for a Junior Solicitor/Legal Executive/Paralegal to join our busy Employment Team. Ideally, the successful candidate with have at least 2 years’ experience in Employment Law with some of that experience gained undertaking contentious work and/or Civil Litigation. The role will involve advising and assisting the Firm’s clients on a range of […]

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A message from our Equity Partners re COVID 19

23rd March 2020

We are very much open for business, albeit remotely !! We at Hopson Solicitors have put together plans to ensure social distancing compliance and to reduce the impact of the current outbreak for our valued staff and clients the best that we possibly can. FOR OUR TEAM All of our people have the capability, and have been actively encouraged, to work remotely.  Accordingly we are […]

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Coronavirus – Vulnerable Employees/Workers

23rd March 2020

9am, 23 March 2020 There is new guidance now available for a particular list of vulnerable individuals. This is a much narrower list than the vulnerable person list. As such, we now have a list of those who are classed as extremely vulnerable persons and those who are vulnerable persons. A link to the Government’s […]

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Coronavirus – Job Retention Scheme and Furlough Leave

23rd March 2020

9am, 23 March 2020 On Friday 20th March 2020, the Chancellor announced a Job Retention Scheme (“the Scheme”) which creates “furlough leave”. The purpose of the scheme is to actively try to stop or reduce the number of businesses making redundancies or lay-offs without pay. We have very limited information about the Scheme at the […]

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Coronavirus – Employer’s Responsibilities

4th March 2020

Over the last couple of days, we have seen more and more being reported about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and suggestions for what employers should do. The most shocking statistic we have seen widely reported is that up to a fifth of the workforce may be on sick leave at one time. Putting this into perspective however, […]

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Veganuary – Ethical Veganism is a protected belief

13th January 2020

There is a growing trend towards a vegan lifestyle and beliefs, generally. Also, there are many people who, throughout the month of January, decide to ditch the meat and other animal products after an indulgent Christmas period. An employment tribunal has ruled that ethical veganism should be protected under the Equality Act 2010 as a […]

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Employment Law and HR: What’s new for 2020?

13th January 2020

The following changes are due to come into force in 2020: 1. Written statement of key terms to be provided to all workers (including employees) Currently, employees are entitled to a statement of terms and conditions (as set out in section 1 of the Employment Rights Act) within two months of them commencing employment. From […]

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BRIEF EMPLOYMENT CASE LAW UPDATE – MARCH 2019

22nd March 2019

In other news…………. POSITIVE ACTION A recent Employment Tribunal case illustrates how employers can inadvertently discriminate against employees whilst using positive action as a tool to boost diversity in the workplace. In this case, a job applicant, a white heterosexual male, successfully brought a claim for discrimination. The employer had incorporated positive action into its […]

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ANNUAL INCREASES TO PAYMENTS AND AWARDS WITH EFFECT FROM APRIL 2019

22nd March 2019

A statutory week’s pay (used, for example, to calculate statutory redundancy payments), increases from £508 to £525 with effect from 6 April 2019. The compensatory cap for most unfair dismissal claims will increase from £83,682 to £86,444 (subject to the additional cap of 52 actual weeks’ pay if lower), also with effect from 6 April […]

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Suspending Suspensions

26th February 2018

Employers frequently suspend employees as a “knee- jerk” reaction to investigate allegations which have been raised or circumstances which have arisen. Generally, however, suspension will only be relevant where there are gross misconduct or serious misconduct allegations which require investigation and an employer will not be able to do so whilst the employee remains in […]

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We like to make sure all our latest news is relevant and interesting for our clients. Please take a little time to read our posts, we are sure they will be of interest.

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Employment Law Vacancy

We are actively looking for a Junior Solicitor/Legal Executive/Paralegal to join our …

Read more

A message from our Equity Partners re COVID 19

We are very much open for business, albeit remotely !! We at Hopson Solicitors have …

Read more

Coronavirus – Vulnerable Employees/Workers

9am, 23 March 2020 There is new guidance now available for a particular list of …

Read more