Are you ready for the ‘summer of sport’?

If you’re a sports fan, this summer is likely to be a busy one for you! With major sporting events such as the UEFA European football championships, Wimbledon and the Rio Olympics to name but a few, this summer in particular is set to be dominated by sport. With such hype and expectation around many

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What counts as a disability in the workplace, including football clubs?

What counts as a disability in the workplace, including football clubs? You may have heard in the news recently about former Newcastle United player Jonas Gutierrez winning a claim in the Employment Tribunal against his former club.  The midfielder, who claimed that Newcastle dropped him from the team after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer,

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Zero hours contracts – what’s the problem?

Zero hours contracts have been grabbing the headlines periodically over the last 18 months or so. Hitting the headlines again in the past few weeks amid recent statistics suggesting that 2.5% of the British workforce is now employed on such agreements, we thought we would provide an update as to the current standing of this

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Are you ready for the new National Living Wage?

Good morning, We hope you are having a good March so far. With only a matter of weeks until the new National Living Wage (NLW) rate is introduced, in this edition of our newsletter we look at the steps employers need to take to prepare for the arrival of the new legislation. As of 1

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Can you read employees’ messages?

A recent ruling in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has hit the headlines after it was deemed legal for an employer to read the private messages of an employee that were sent within work hours. The case, which involved a Romanian engineer named Bogdan Bărbulescu, first went to the courts in Romania. There, it

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Bad weather – how might it impact your business?

Happy New Year from Pam and the team at ConwayMcColl Solicitors. With the terrible flooding as seen in many parts of the north in recent weeks, to extreme storms and snow expected before spring, it is likely that UK employers will face disruption at some point or other in relation to poor weather conditions. With

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