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Coronavirus: What it means for employers

The spread of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a much discussed topic at the moment, especially in light of the quarantined hotel in Tenerife and the postponement of the Ireland v Italy Six Nations match. As the spread…

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Employment Law - what changes to expect in April

Looking ahead, April is typically the month where most updates to legislation are implemented. Whether you are an employer or employee it’s important to keep abreast of changes to statutory payments, parental entitlements…

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Friday not Monday off work for first May bank holiday

This year, the May Day bank holiday which usually falls on the first Monday in May will, be moved back by four days to Friday May 8, 2020. The change will apply to the whole of the UK to honour the 75th anniversary…

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Brexit and its impact on Employment Law

One of the biggest questions surrounding Brexit is what impact will it have on our laws and legal system? While much of UK employment law is derived from the EU, the current analysis suggest that the impact of…

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Wake Smith boosts employment team

Wake Smith Solicitors has appointed Briony McDermott in its employment law department. Briony joins the firm with 10 years’ experience in employment law advising private and commercial clients on all aspects of…

Common Christmas issues in the workplace

Common Christmas issues in the workplace

The Christmas period can throw up a number of issues for employers. With planned closures, holiday requests, Christmas parties, issues surrounding different religions and Christmas gifts and bonuses to deal with,…

Wake Smith unveils 2019 HR Forum programme

Wake Smith unveils 2019 HR Forum programme

Wake Smith has launched its 2019 HR Forum programme featuring free advice sessions on TUPE, recruitment, mental health and absence management. Following the success of last year’s events, staged in partnership…

Brexit – implications for employment law in the UK

Brexit – implications for employment law in the UK

Formal notification of the UK’s intention to leave the EU was given on 29 March 2017. Notification triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) under which the UK has two years to conclude a withdrawal…

Seminar addresses mental health in the workplace

Seminar addresses mental health in the workplace

Sheffield solicitors Wake Smith are bringing mental health to the top of the agenda at a seminar later this month. More than 100 delegates have signed up to attend their September HR Forum, organised with recruitment…