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September 17 , 2013 | Posted by ian hass | No Comments

Settlement agreement

Employer: We were approached by a large company to advise a number of its employees who were being made redundant on the terms of their settlement agreements. Our solicitors worked in-house to meet with all affected employees. We were able to charge the employer a reduced rate for our fees due to the volume of

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Service Agreement

A senior executive instructed us to negotiate the terms of his new service agreement and to advise him on the terms of his exit agreement which involved complex share arrangements. We suggested changes to his new service agreement for clarity, to further protect his position, to set guidelines in respect of bonus payments and to

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Change of terms and conditions

A company wanted to change some of the more key terms and conditions within its employment contract. We advised the company of the options available to it and the best way of approaching the changes. We devised a meeting agenda and procedure for making the changes and drafted the new terms and conditions which were

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Dismissal: Gross misconduct

A business telephoned us confirming it had received an anonymous tip off that one of its employees had been stealing fuel from it. We explained to the company the requirements of the ACAS Code of Practice, what the tribunal would expect from it and how best to limit its risk in carrying out the disciplinary

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September 16 , 2013 | Posted by ian hass | No Comments

Solicitors in Solihull

Solicitors in Solihull – Ellis Hass & Co We are a firm of Solicitors based in Solihull in the West Midlands, we provide legal services for individuals and businesses alike with a strong focus on the needs of our clients, offering the support required at a realistic and sensible price. As specialist Solicitors in Solihull

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15
Jul

Pre-Termination Negotiations

Pre-Termination Negotiations From 29 July 2013: pre-termination negotiations will be prevented from being referred to in evidence in unfair dismissal cases; and compromise agreements will be renamed as “settlement agreements” in all relevant pieces of employment legislation. Pre-termination negotiations relate to any discussions regarding any offer or discussion of proposed settlement terms in respect of an employee’s departure. 

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11
Jul

Have You Found Your Apprentice?

Have you found your Apprentice? With The Apprentice interviews having taken place last night, now may be a good time to look at your interview process and technique.  Recruitment is an exceptionally important function in any business.  People are your key drivers and if you select the right people, they can assist you in growing

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25
Jun

Employment Tribunal Fees

Employment Tribunal Fees At present, a claim can be filed with the tribunal without charge but this is set to change on 29 July 2013 when fees are set to be introduced. How much will it be to file a claim? There are 2 categories of claim- ‘Type A’ and ‘Type B’.  Type A claims

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10
Jun

The 13 mile walk

The 13 Mile Walk As the birds sang their sweet morning song, our alarm noisily chimed out and I knew it was 5:15am- the start of a very long but rewarding day.  We packed our provisions for our long walk and gathered our registration papers and OS map and headed off to collect the second

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