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Hazel Findlay

Associate

Associate in the pensions and employment team

My role

I am an associate in the pensions and employment team. I work across all of our sectors advising on all aspects of employment law. I aim to provide clients with pragmatic solutions.

My experience

I have experience in all aspects of employment law including disciplinary and grievance processes, contracts of employment, handbooks, redundancy/restructures, the application of TUPE, collective consultation, discrimination, managing sickness absence, holiday pay, defending employment tribunal claims, settlement agreements and business immigration.

My specialisms

  • Employee relations issues
  • TUPE
  • Change programmes - redundancy, and terms and conditions
  • HR policies and procedures
  • Business immigration

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My latest articles

Health and Care Worker visa extended to care workers

In the run-up to Christmas with the 'will they, won’t they cancel Christmas?' question clouding our thoughts, only the eagle-eyed will have noted a key Government announcement on Christmas Eve; temporary changes to the Health and Care Worker visa mean care workers will be eligible to work in the UK under this visa.

Brief Brexit check-up
Brief Brexit check-up

Whilst we all wait in limbo for the UK’s future in Europe, Hazel covers some basics worth noting...

Charities – could you be an adviser to an EU citizen?
Charities – could you be an adviser to an EU citizen?

The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) has launched a new scheme specifically for charities and not-for-profit organisations who want to advise EU citizens on UK settlement.

Mum’s the word and gets the enhanced maternity package…
Mum’s the word and gets the enhanced maternity package…

A recent case in the Court of Appeal will no doubt bring a sigh of relief for employers, but a corresponding sigh of disappointment may be uttered for equality and gender balance in the workplace.

Brexit…of course
Brexit…of course

Non-UK nationals will surely be worried about an uncertain future, with much still unclear. These feelings will inevitably accompany people to work, and so employers need to be prepared.

Should payment for voluntary overtime be considered when calculating holiday pay?
Should payment for voluntary overtime be considered when calculating holiday pay?

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (“EAT”) held in Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust that “normal” remuneration included voluntary overtime if it was paid over a sufficient period.

Zero-hours contract employee entitled to pay during disciplinary suspension
Zero-hours contract employee entitled to pay during disciplinary suspension

The EAT held in OBI v Rice Shack Ltd that an employee on a zero-hours contract was entitled to be paid at her average weekly earnings rate while suspended pending disciplinary proceedings.