Employment Law

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|

Shareholder and Partnership Agreements – Have you done yours?

At Backhouse Solicitors our commercial law experts often see businesses with no formal shareholder or partnership agreements in place. Unfortunately, this lack of documentation only really becomes an issue at a crunch time for the business when problems are starting to occur, and it is at this [...]

By |2024-02-16T15:47:33+00:00February 16th, 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|

Restrictive Covenants: What Employers need to know

Restrictive Covenants are a legal tool used by employers to protect their business interests from damage by former employees.  There have been public concerns raised that these are being used in an unfair way by employers, and as a result restrictive covenants have recently undergone [...]

By |2023-12-08T18:22:18+00:00November 30th, 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|

New Law to give Employees a greater say over their Working Patterns

On 18th September 2023, the Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023 was passed by Parliament.  This introduces a new statutory right for employees to request more predictable working patterns.  In this article we look at why the new rules are coming in, who will [...]

By |2023-09-29T14:39:42+01:00September 29th, 2023|

New Employment Law Protection for Parents and Carers

Three new pieces of employment legislation that will give parents and carers new protections at work received Royal Assent on 24 May 2023.  In this article, we look at the new rules and protections that will be introduced, who will benefit and what employers will [...]

By |2023-06-06T17:04:29+01:00June 5th, 2023|

Employers – Do you have a Bad Weather policy?

As we approach the middle of winter and the unpredictable weather that brings, there will inevitably be days when the roads and transport network struggle to cope with the weather conditions.  When that happens some employees will find themselves unable to get to work and employers [...]

By |2023-02-03T18:12:48+00:00February 3rd, 2023|

An Employer’s Guide to Christmas Part Three: Managing Leave

Updated for 2021 is our 3-part Employers' Guide to Christmas.  This is the time of year that can have a massive impact on businesses; either with an increased demand for products and services, or a winding down as focus shifts in your industry.  With the added [...]

By |2021-12-23T10:34:57+00:00December 22nd, 2021|

An Employer’s Guide to Christmas Part Two: Disciplinary Issues

Updated for 2021 is our 3-part Employers' Guide to Christmas.  For most, the festive season is a time for fun and jokes; but to keep the celebrations hassle free, it's important for employers to communicate expectations among staff to prevent any potential employment law issues or [...]

By |2021-12-16T12:55:01+00:00December 16th, 2021|
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