It’s the end of August, and soon the ‘back to school’ season for all, including Parliament (insert your own political joke here…). However, before the summer slowdown the Government did get busy publishing consultations on supporting the family in the workplace and non-traditional employees. In this newsletter we will update you on these and the Government’s response to previous consultations on confidentiality clauses/NDAs and extending redundancy protection for women and new parents.
In our case update we bring news on agency workers’ entitlement to working hours, how to calculate holiday pay for staff who work irregular hours and confirmation that an employee can still bring Tribunal claims if they are working illegally, so long as they did not knowingly participate in the illegality.
Goodbye to Victoria… and hello to Kim
Next week we bid a fond farewell to Victoria Thorne, our Business Services Director, who leaves us to further her HR career. Victoria has been with Menzies Law for over 3 years and during that time has massively improved the internal workings of our firm, making us far more efficient and effective. As well as a black belt in credit control and an ability to (mostly) keep a troupe of rebellious lawyers in line, we have benefited greatly from her experience and skills in both HR and event/training management. Now Victoria is back off to the world of HR (again, insert your own ironic comment here…).
We wish Victoria the very best of luck and thank her effusively for all she’s contributed. She will be greatly missed.
We are, however, very fortunate to welcome Kimberley Agugoesi to the team, as our new Office Manager, taking over some aspects of Victoria’s role. Our clients will have regular contact with Kim and will get to know her well. She joins us from the finance team of TLT, and previously had a successful career in a range of property management businesses. Welcome on board, Kim!
Last, but by no means least, Lindsey Newman, our Sales & Marketing guru, is stepping up to also become our new Head of Operations.
A roundup of this month’s news:
- Government Reforms (1): Family Friendly Consultations
- Government Reforms (2): Good Work Plan – One-Sided Flexibility
- Government Reforms (3): Response to Consultation on Confidentiality Clauses
- Case Update (1): Agency Workers – Hours of Work
- Case Update (2): Happy Holidays! Pay for Term-Time Workers
- Case Update (3): Immigration – Illegal Working and Tribunal Claims