Advisor on all aspects of HR and employment law.
I am a partner in the employment and pensions team. I support a range of not-for-profit, charitable and commercial organisations providing complex and strategic advice to HR directors and senior executive teams. I have particular interest supporting health and social care sector. I am approachable and quickly build strong relationships with clients, who say I am ‘pragmatic’ and provide them with ‘business-focused solutions’.
I regularly provide strategic support with changing terms and conditions, TUPE, the National Minimum Wage, and complex employee relations issues including whistle blowing and discrimination allegations as well as senior executive departures. I have recently supported the United Kingdom Homecare Association, National Care Forum and Voluntary Organisations Disability Group with addressing the social care sector specific National Minimum Wage issues, in relation to sleep-ins and travel time. I also represent clients in employment tribunal proceedings.
The decision of the Court of Appeal in The Harpur Trust v Brazel & Unison has made clear that employers can no longer legally calculate part-time holiday based on 12.07% of hours worked over a year.
We kick off this new year with news of a seemingly innocuous piece of legislation which will undoubtedly bring clarity and accuracy to workers’ pay.
January, the month of credit card bills, rain and general greyness, is upon us! There's only one thing for it; time for an HR detox!! Here's how to get rid of bad habits and put in place better ones.
Just when we thought that all news is Brexit news, the Government publishes its proposals for the modern workplace, its ‘vision for the future of the UK labour market’.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has updated its guidance to Calculating the Minimum Wage in relation to sleep-ins.
This year’s Budget contained the news that the National Living Wage (NLW) will increase from April 2019.
The High Court has decided that South Yorkshire firefighters working 4 days, and being on call for 4 nights, were working in breach of the Working Time Regulations resulting in a review.
The EAT held in Roddis v Sheffield Hallam Uni that a zero-hours employee can compare themselves to a permanent full-time employee when seeking to enforce the right not to be treated less favourably.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has given a Judgement in Ville de Nivelles v Matzak on whether stand-by time constitutes working time under the Working Time Directives.
Employers are having to walk a fine line between protecting their interests whilst also ensuring that they are not breaching their employees’ rights.
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