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Springing Forward – Important Changes for Employers in April 2019

1st April 2019 by Robin Watson

Categories: Employment News
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There are two key changes which employers need to be aware of that will be in force from April 2019.

The first is that the annual rise to statutory employment pay, such as National Minimum Wage, sick and maternity pay come into force. See the rates HERE.

The second is that all workers and employees must receive a payslip and in some circumstances, show the hours worked. This is important as previously, it was only employees who had such a right. Guidance is HERE.

These changes are not only complicated, but risky if ignored or missed as claims can follow.

If you would like any advice on these changes, please contact Robin Watson on r.watson@laceyssolicitors.co.uk, who specialises in Employment Law,  and he will be happy to advise further on what they mean for you and how to implement the changes.

 

 

 

Robin Watson

Partner — Employment and Immigration

Direct dial: 01202 755202

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“Cocowai is a wholesale and online retail cashmere company. We recently contacted Robin Watson at Laceys Solicitors to help and advise us with producing an employment contract, and subsequently for advice on other employment issues. Robin has been extremely helpful and efficient throughout the whole - from our initial meeting, through to further telephone conversations and subsequent emails. I have been impressed by Robin's consideration of our "type" and "size" of company, whilst advising on what kind of contract we needed for our business. ”

Frances Macaulay, COCOWAI

Robin studied law at the University of Southampton before achieving Distinction in a postgraduate law diploma at Bournemouth University in 2011 and being awarded the Dorset Magistrates’ Association Excellence in Advocacy Award.

Robin qualified as a solicitor with Laceys in 2011, and is now one of Laceys partners, specialising in employment law advising employers, HR Directors and managers on all aspects of complex employment law and day-to-day HR issues.

In addition, Robin completed a demanding course and examination process and qualified as a Solicitor-Advocate early on in his career. This entitles Robin to appear in all civil courts and enhances the service he can provide to clients.

Robin is able to bring his previous experience in management outside of the law and also, understands the real demands and issues involved in HR. Robin takes responsibility for the HR of Laceys which includes circa. 100 employees and so has experienced what it is really like to deal with frontline HR issues and his clients genuinely benefit from that. It enables Robin to give practical and clear advice based on real experience, as well as utilising his legal knowledge and experience.

Robin has advised and represented a national hotel and restaurant group concerning multiple redundancies and general ongoing employment law/HR support and also recently advised and represented a financial services organisation in a High Court contractual dispute.

Robin has previously advised a local charity regarding potential pay claims and represented a senior charity executive.

As part of his service Robin likes to provide training to his clients and their HR teams.

Away from work Robin enjoys cycling, cooking and eating. Lately, Robin has (again) started sketching and is trying to convince himself that he has a talent!

To find out more about Robin becoming Partner and why he chose to specialise in Employment law click here;

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