Employment

  • In her latest Timms Blog, Employment Solicitor Emma Spandrzyk discusses “How Do I Win An Employment Tribunal? – 10 Top Tips” Defending an Employment Tribunal claim is often time consuming, stressful and costly. Our 10 top tips are intended to set you on your way to that all-important successful outcome….. 1. Engage Expert Advice At […]

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  • Timms Employment Solicitor, Emma Spandrzyk, discusses whether your business can enforce a mandatory vaccination policy and considers the consequences of doing so…. Can I Force My Staff To Get Vaccinated? By implementing the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021, the Government has mandated that (subject to some limited exceptions) […]

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  • Employment Law Solicitor, Emma Spandrzyk, discusses the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions and the move away from a requirement to work from home…. As you will know, on the 19 July 2021, also referred to as the so-called “freedom day”, England moved to Stage 4 of the roadmap out of the COVID-19 restrictions. On the same […]

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  • It can be such a minefield keeping your business practices and policies up to date with changes to employment law. This has been made even more challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic with multiple changes to regulations requiring policy updates. However, out-dated practices can be costly to a business and could even turn an otherwise profitable […]

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  • Employment Law Solicitor, Emma Spandrzyk, explains some of the Employment Law updates that came into force during April 2021…. April has seen its usual raft of changes in Employment Law. As we progress through the Government’s roadmap and we start to see an increased physical presence in the workplace, it is important not to forget […]

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  • The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many employers to consider their business structures and staffing requirements. Sadly, these reviews sometimes lead to redundancies and you may be asked to sign something called a Settlement Agreement. So, what is a ‘Settlement Agreement’ and why should I sign one? A settlement agreement is a contract between you and […]

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  • In her latest blog Employment Law Solicitor, Emma Spandrzyk, discusses the recent IR35 changes; what it is and what is changing…. What is IR35? IR35 refers to the off-payroll working rules that aim to ensure that contractors doing work for companies, and the companies themselves, are paying the correct level of tax. HMRC introduced IR35 […]

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  • The UK is in the midst of a ‘rising redundancy tsunami’ with employers in danger of facing dramatic increases in disputes and Tribunal claims, according to Timms Solicitors’ Employment Law specialist Emma Spandrzyk. She continued that it was therefore vital that employers took advice before proceeding with redundancy, absence management or dismissals and plan their […]

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  • In recent days, the UK has seen heavy snow and flooding across parts of the country. What happens when your employees can’t get into work due to adverse weather conditions? In her latest blog, Employment Law Solicitor, Emma Spandrzyk discusses some frequently asked questions…. With the nation on lockdown and a requirement from the Government […]

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  • In light of the Government’s decision to impose a third national lockdown, we take a look at the problem faced by parents everywhere when schools are shut, and parents cannot work owing to caring responsibilities. Schools have closed to most pupils until mid-February 2021, with the focus being shifted to remote online learning. Queue the […]

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