The Good Work Plan changes coming in to force in April 2020: are your employee contracts compliant?
By Fiona Gorry, Senior Solicitor.   In our last update we advised that, from 6 April 2020, the framework for providing a Statement of Initial Employment...
Fiona Gorry
20th Feb 2020
Forthcoming Introduction of Parental Bereavement Leave
By Caroline Cockbain, Associate Director.   The government has this week announced that it has laid the draft Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay...
Caroline Cockbain
24th Jan 2020
What to Expect from Employment Law in 2020
By Lauren Wilson, Trainee Solicitor.   As 2020 begins, we take this opportunity to look forward to some of the anticipated and proposed developments...
Lauren Wilson
9th Jan 2020
What changes were made to employment law in 2019?
By Pauline Hughes, Trainee Solicitor.   As 2019 draws to a close, we take this opportunity to reflect on some of the employment law developments...
Pauline Hughes
23rd Dec 2019
Festive staff parties – what could go wrong?
By Lauren Wison, Trainee Solicitor   Work-related events, including Christmas or other festive parties, can be considered ‘an extension of the...
Lauren Wilson
12th Dec 2019
Pancreatic Cancer awareness Month
By Gillian Cumming, Senior Solicitor.   Our Charity of the Year for 2019 is Pancreatic Cancer Scotland. November marks Pancreatic Cancer awareness...
Gillian Cumming
31st Oct 2019
Forthcoming IR35 tax legislation changes – how will this affect your business?
By Gillian Cumming, Senior Solicitor.   IR35 is tax legislation which was introduced to address a particular form of tax avoidance whereby individuals...
Gillian Cumming
29th Aug 2019
What could the “Good Work Plan: proposals for families” introduce in the workplace?
By Amanda Deeley, Solicitor.   The government has published the Good Work Plan: proposals for families setting out consultations on proposed reform...
Amanda Deeley
7th Aug 2019
Are agency workers entitled to be offered the same hours of work as a directly employed comparator?
By Caroline Cockbain, Associate Director.   As you may be aware, the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 state that after agency workers have passed...
Caroline Cockbain
30th Jul 2019
Just Employment Law Backs the Jags
From our Managing Director, David McRae.   We are delighted to confirm that we have committed to remain as Partick Thistle Football Club’s Principal...
David McRae
18th Jul 2019
Holiday pay update
By Angela Strzyzewska, Solicitor.   There have been recent developments in case law concerning workers’ holiday pay. In light of these developments,...
Angela Strzyzewska
2nd Jul 2019
JEL Summer Ball raises the roof with £81,500 donated to Pancreatic Cancer Scotland
By David McRae, Managing Director.   We are delighted to announce that our Summer Ball, held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Saturday 15...
David McRae
20th Jun 2019
Can an employer be liable for disability discrimination where they do not know of the employee’s disability until after dismissal?
By Louise Walker, Senior Solicitor.   Yes, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in a recent judgment.  
Louise Walker
9th May 2019
Increased rates in April 2019
By Pauline Hughes, Trainee Solicitor.   This month has seen an increase to employment related statutory limits, and separately, increases to the...
Pauline Hughes
30th Apr 2019
Can a director of a company be held personally liable for their company’s breaches of statutory employment rights?
By Lauren Wilson, Trainee Solicitor.   Yes, says the High Court, if the directors did not act in good faith and induced the company to commit such...
Lauren Wilson
16th Apr 2019
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