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Tallents Business Review of the Year 2015

18th December 2015
With more than 240 years of business behind them, Tallents Solicitors watched as the UK economy continued to strengthen in 2015 as it started to emerge from the deepest recession in living memory. JANUARY An increasingly elderly population, living longer than ever before, lead Ann Farnill, Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate, to advise everyone to plan for their future… Read more

‘Zero hours contracts’ on the increase

23rd October 2015
Over the last few years, zero hours contracts have rarely been out of the press, and last month, the Office of National Statistics announced the number of people working on contracts with no minimum hours, widely referred to as ‘zero hours contracts’, has yet again increased. What are zero hours contracts? It is generally acknowledged that the term ‘zero hours… Read more

National Minimum Wage changes effective from 1st Oct 2015

30th September 2015
National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Take note employers in Newark, Southwell and Mansfield – the National Minimum Wage is increasing with effect from 1st October 2015, says employment lawyer, Janine Lawton. The minimum wage is increased for adults aged 21 years or older, 18-20 year olds, and 16-17 year olds. It is further increased for apprentices who are either under… Read more

Shared parental leave – what employers need to know

6th March 2015
Janine Lawton On 1 April 2015, new rules will come into force allowing working parents to share parental leave for a year after their child is born. Janine Lawton, employment lawyer at Tallents Solicitors in Newark looks at the key points of shared parental leave that employers should be aware of. Says Janine, “The changes are… Read more

Holiday pay – are you getting it right?

14th November 2014
On 4 November 2014 the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) handed down its decision in the landmark case of Bear Scotland Limited v Fulton in which it confirmed that holiday pay should include a sum of money in respect of overtime. Factoring non-guaranteed overtime into holiday pay calculations Whilst it is well established that holiday pay should take into account guaranteed… Read more