Monthly Archives: August 2016

Breach of Workers Rights? – Report at the ‘Click’ of a Button

Any breach of workers rights laws can now be reported at the click of a button, following the rolling out of a new online form. Workers who have their rights infringed can use the form to report employers when they fail to comply with their obligations in respect of the national minimum wage (“NMW”), working […]

Derailed: ‘Work-Life Balance’ in Employment Law

THE MILITANT RMT union has announced plans to further derail British passengers’ itineraries this summer, with yet another strike called for later this month. The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, typically abbreviated to “RMT”, is behind the current action on Southern railways, which has been wreaking havoc for commuters in the South […]

News – Bethan Foster joins rhw

Bethan Foster joins from Owen, White & Catlin Solicitors in Addlestone and we are delighted to welcome Bethan to rhw’s Family Team. Bethan has wide and in-depth experience across all areas of Family Law and her arrival is another indicator of the growing reputation and demand for rhw’s family law services. Bethan has recently been […]

A Workers Manifesto? – Owen Smith under the spotlight

Owen Smith, the Labour Party leadership hopeful, has this week unveiled his “workers’ manifesto”, which, if implemented, could significantly change the face of English employment law. Amongst Mr Smith’s plans for the workplace are: Employment rights regardless of length of service The abolition of zero hours contracts Equal pay legislation to close the gender pay […]

Litigants in Person: The Legal Desert on Our Doorstep

How the problem originated: The number of people attending the family courts without the assistance of a lawyer, also known as litigants in person, has risen steeply since April 2013 when the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 took many civil and private law children and family cases out of scope for […]