COVID-19 – what you should do now as an employer

All of our heads have been swimming with COVID-19 and the rapidly changing landscape. As an employer, the action you may need to take now will depend, to some extent, upon the nature of your workplace, the roles carried out [...]

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How your business should prepare for a coronavirus outbreak

Is your business starting to consider the risk of a coronavirus outbreak? The impact of a COVID-19 outbreak on your workforce should now be on every employer's risk register. Matt Huddleson explains why, and what you should do. (more…) [...]

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What you need to know about UK employment law changes in April 2020

Each year there are changes to employment law in the UK. This year there are a few changes that, although they aren’t ground-breaking, do have the potential to catch you out. Employers. Beware. Here is what you need to know [...]

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What can employers do when faced with a conflict between two employees’ beliefs or characteristics? And can vegetarianism be a “religious belief”?

Employers are often worried about inadvertently discriminating against employees, and the consequences of doing so. This tends to cause the most problems in the area of “religious or philosophical beliefs”, because some of those have a nasty tendency of leading [...]

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Do you really need to seek employment law advice from a lawyer for legal privilege to apply?

This is often a question that will go through an employer’s head when they are considering who they seek advice from in respect of problem employees. And employers dealing with tricky employees can face a problem in respect of that advice, [...]

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Do we really need employment contracts and policies?

Or perhaps the question should be: “Do these contracts and policies need to be so complicated? and who should draft them? HR or legal?” I have had several conversations recently (and more regularly) fuelling the ongoing debate about the best [...]

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Removing a problem employee from your business

If you need to remove an employee from your business, it can be a messy, costly and risky process. So, it is often in a business’ interests to avoid much of that by going straight for an agreed settlement. But [...]

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New Head of Employment joins OTB Eveling

OTB Eveling are delighted to announce the arrival of Matt Huddleson to lead our commercially focused employment team, significantly adding to our employment capability to support our niche corporate/commercial offering. Managing Partner, James Eveling, comments: “Matt’s appointment brings more experience [...]

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Employment Tribunal Statistics

The employment tribunal statistics for the period October to December 2015 have recently been published by the Ministry of Justice. Following the introduction of employment tribunal fees almost three years ago and the now mandatory early conciliation procedure, the statistics [...]

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The true cost of holiday pay…

The law surrounding holiday pay has been in a state of flux for some time, however it is only recently that the issue has hit the headlines with three important holiday pay cases - on the significant issue of whether [...]

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Please rest assured that OTB Eveling remains open for business in support of all of our clients during this difficult period. Our remote working capability is fully tested and secure. We would recommend that over the next few weeks, clients email their usual firm contact directly, although we will try to deal with any calls coming through the main line as soon as possible. For new or general enquiries, please email info@otbeveling.com