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  1. BBQ Bank Holiday
    Bank Holidays – Our Top Tips for Employers

    Most workers have a right to the statutory minimum entitlement of 5.6 weeks’ paid annual leave under the Working Time Regulations 1998. For fulltime employees, this amounts to 28 days (which is equivalent of four weeks’ holiday plus the usual public holidays). Note that Scotland and Northern Ireland have slightly different bank holidays to the…

  2. Rise in the National Minimum Wage – What you need to know

    Businesses owners and employers should be aware that new and increased National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates are coming into effect on 1st April 2019. The NMW is the minimum pay per hour that most workers under the age of 25 are entitled to by law The government’s NLW is the…

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    Business and uncertainty – time to futureproof your business

    With the uncertainty that 2019 is set to bring and Employment Tribunal claims being at a 5 year high, there has never been a better time to ensure that your legal employment support is in hand. Each quarter, the Ministry of Justice publishes the number of Employment Tribunal claims.  In December 2018, the figures report…

  4. Business and Uncertainty – Time to Futureproof Your Business

    As we move reluctantly into a period of uncertainty (let’s not mention the B word), where even largescale corporate companies face sale, closure, or restructuring, we worry also for small and medium-sized business. A talking point has been the recent high-profile news that Exeter-based airline Flybe (a company with 2,300 staff in the UK) is…

  5. Where do I stand if the business I work for is about to be sold?

    When the business that employs you and enables you to pay the bills goes up for sale, the question every employee finds themselves asking is– “is my job secure if the company I work for is set to be sold?” The recent announcement that Exeter-based airline Flybe (a company with 2,300 staff in the UK…

  6. Two Partner Promotions at WBW

    Laura Clarke (Corporate & Commercial) and Kerry Curd (Employment) have both been promoted to Partner at WBW Solicitors. Both Kerry and Laura have been with the firm for a number of years and have extensive experience within their specialist areas. Laura also heads up our Food & Drink team. Steve Bulman, Managing Partner, at WBW…

  7. Refund of Employment Tribunal Fees – Now Available To Claim Online

    Further to our recent news article ‘Employment Tribunal Fees ruled ‘unlawful’’, www.gov.uk have updated their website and applications for a refund of employment tribunal fees can now be made online. If the applicant is entitled to a refund, it will be transferred to their bank account (plus 0.5% interest). Applicants can apply online, by email…