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Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023 – Latest update

The Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023 was expected to come into force on 1st July 2024 but the Government has now announced that this will be delayed until 1st October 2024. Under the act, it will be unlawful for employers to withhold tips from [...]

By |2024-04-30T16:10:50+01:00April 30th, 2024|

National Minimum Wage Rates and Other Statutory Pay Increases for 2024

Here we have our annual update on the changes to statutory pay rates taking effect from April 2024. The top band, known as the National Living Wage, currently applies to workers aged 23 and over.  This age threshold will be reduced to 21 and over [...]

By |2024-03-28T11:14:52+00:00March 28th, 2024|

Introducing Ekim Erbas our Family Law Solicitor

I am a qualified solicitor specialising in Family Law. I grew up in Gravesend, Kent and attended Northfleet School for Girls before going to the University of Westminster to study Law. I realised quite early on, whilst studying for my degree, that it was Family Law [...]

By |2024-03-07T12:13:59+00:00March 7th, 2024|

Farleigh Hospice – Our Charity of the Year 2024

We are pleased to announce that our team have chosen Farleigh Hospice as our Charity of the Year 2024. We are looking forward to partaking in various fundraising events throughout the year to raise money for such a great cause! We will work to spread awareness [...]

By |2024-03-04T13:18:31+00:00February 29th, 2024|

Paternity Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2024

Draft legislation in the form of Paternity Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2024, set to be effective from April 2024 is currently under parliamentary review. Aiming to revise the current paternity leave legislation, these amendments include alterations in the stipulation for uninterrupted leave duration, notice to take [...]

By |2024-02-12T15:58:31+00:00February 12th, 2024|

Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill Receives Royal Assent

In a recent development for workers' rights and workplace equality, the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill received Royal Assent on 26th October 2023. The Act is exclusively concerned with sexual harassment and this focus reflects a targeted effort to address and mitigate [...]

By |2024-04-09T14:00:11+01:00January 30th, 2024|

Equality Act 2010 Amendments to come into effect in the New Year

It has been announced that amendments to the Equality Act 2010 will come into effect from January 1st, 2024. The Government believes that these changes to the Act will bolster protections for workers and ensure that discrimination, inequality, and unfair treatment are confronted head-on. [...]

By |2024-01-22T13:35:54+00:00December 22nd, 2023|

2024 National Minimum Wage Rates Announced

On 21st November 2023 the Government announced its acceptance of the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission, relating to the increase of National Minimum Wage rates that will come into effect on 1st April 2024. The top band, known as the National Living Wage, currently [...]

By |2023-12-08T17:24:01+00:00November 29th, 2023|

Changes to the law on Disclosure of Criminal Convictions to an Employer

On 28th October 2023, section 193 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 came into force.  This new legislation reduces the time period before criminal convictions become spent and are no longer legally required to be declared to an employer. In this article, [...]

By |2023-11-20T18:00:26+00:00November 20th, 2023|
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