In 2011 the government undertook a pledge to businesses to cut red tape and simplify the law in relation to employment and human resources. Consultation with interested parties was issued generally through websites with the employment law areas concentrating on four main topics: compliance and enforcements, letting people go, managing staff, and taking people on. Contributions came from wide range of parties including the Employment Lawyers Association, Federation of Small Businesses and the Confederation of British Industry. As a response new legislation was proposed and will now be introduced from the 6th April 2012.
Stuart Atherton of Peter Lynn and Partners answers some key questions and explains how this new legislation affects employers and employees:
What is the difference between a worker and an employee and how does it affect their employment rights?
“The first thing to remember is there is a clear difference between a “worker” and an “employee”. In employment…
Just for fun, thought we’d share with you these awards that someone e-mailed to me recently.
Only in America? Well maybe not-you would be amazed at what our own personal injury and employment lawyers have to deal with.
If you have been injured or dismissed and it was not your fault contact our team on 01792 450010
—– STELLA AWARDS:
> It’s time again for the annual ‘Stella Awards’! For those
> unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella
> Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the
> McDonald’s in New Mexico , where she purchased coffee. You remember,
Neath Pony Club Representatives (sponsored by Peter Lynn & Partners) taking part in events during 2011.
Both have been selected for trials with the Welsh Mounted Games team.
Peter Lynn & Partners are proud to support local sporting activities.
Many businesses become deadlocked because of the nature of the shareholding and no decisions can be made thus crippling the company and exposing the creditors and employees to risk. All shareholders should consider shareholder agreements and joint venture agreements that provide for deadlock resolution. Various options are available. For more information on shareholder agreements generally, please contact Peter Lynn on 01792 450010.
Peter Lynn and Partners take pride in the fact that they contribute and sponsor a wide range of sporting clubs throughout South West Wales. One of those includes Neath Pony Club. Catrin Stephens a Family Law Solicitor based at the SA1 Head Office is actively involved in the club.
Catrin is a keen horse rider and her two children compete regularly for Neath Pony Club in the Mounted Games category. The Pony Club is an International Voluntary Youth Organisation for young people interested in ponies and riding. It currently has 50,000 young members in the UK.
The new Energy Act 2011 received assent on 17 October 2011. The Act contains many useful opportunities under the “green deal” strategy and in particular, refurbishment works for energy efficiency, which can be dealt with by way of a loan from energy companies, which also has major effects if you come to sell the property. For full advice on this and property matters please contact Chris Tymanowski on 01792 450010.
Sara Plant is a Partner at Peter Lynn and Partners and is a Law Society Accredited Family Panel Member. We met with Sara and asked her what advice can be given to protect people’s assets in both marital & cohabitee disputes?
Sara said, “At Peter Lynn & Partners we can help you take control of your assets and assist you to prepare them in the event of a future separation so that if the worst happens matters can be dealt with swiftly and amicably – married or unmarried.
“We have one of the largest Matrimonial Team of Solicitors in Swansea. We…