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Thorneycroft News for October 2014

Thorneycroft Solicitors HR team secure four new retainer clients

21st October 2014

Macclesfield based KAT is a UK market leader and manufacturer of specialist windows and doors. They are the latest of four companies to sign up to Thorneycroft Solicitors Employment Retainer Service during the last month.

The service offers three levels, allowing the employers to sign up for one that best meets their own specific needs and can be integrated into their own HR department, if they have one. In addition to auditing and updating existing employment documentation and practices, Thorneycroft will deal with any changes/additional documentation required, ensuring that your business is kept up to date with current legislation. 

Under level 2, unlimited telephone advice is provided between 9am and 5 pm Monday to Friday, whilst level 3 also includes access to a specialist commercial insurance policy that provides cover against Employment Tribunal costs and awards.

David Richards, Chairman of KAT recognises the value of this type of retainer agreement. He commented, ‘The Employment Retainer Service provided by Mark Bestley and his team is perfect for the needs of a medium sized employer’. 

In addition to KAT, other companies who have recently recognised the value of this service are Buxton based Mycocks Ltd, Mactech Europe Ltd of Macclesfield and Congleton Engineering Ltd.

For further details on Thorneycroft Solicitors Employment Retainer Service please contact Mark Bestley on 01625 807571 / 07825081856 or e mail him at [email protected]

Proud to support the North West Air Ambulance Service

15th October 2014

The North West Air Ambulance is a non-profit charity that relies on the generosity of volunteers to help keep the service running smoothly.

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Dying intestate can cause misery

22nd October 2014

Having a Will is essential but particularly for those couples who currently live together as partners but are unmarried.

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Company fined £10,000 after employee nearly loses leg

22nd October 2014

A recycling firm has been investigated by the Health and Safety Executive after one of its employees became trapped in a glass sorting machine.

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New rights on shared parental leave

17th October 2014

Around about now, some parents-to-be will be thinking ahead to next April. In less than nine months’ time babies will start to be born to mothers, fathers and partners or will be placed with adopters who are entitled to a new form of shared parental leave. 

The key date is 5th April 2015; babies born or placed through adoption on or after then will trigger rights for their parents to combine and divide their individual leave entitlements.

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Work vehicle explodes causing burns to road worker

15th October 2014

A road marking company has been successfully prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive for breaching work equipment regulations and was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £1,123 in costs.

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Law Society to look into reasons for reductions in Employment tribunals

15th October 2014

There has been a significant drop in the number of claims after employment trubunal fees were introduced in July 2013.

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Fixed term worker denied PHI

10th October 2014

Hall v Xerox UK

Fixed term workers have their own branch of protection against discrimination. It’s there to ensure that these workers, whose contracts are set to end on a particular date, are not (without justification) treated less favourably than permanent staff.

But, as Hall v Xerox UK illustrated, differences in treatment are sometimes

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Jeremy Hunt says NHS doctors and nurses must apologise for care failings

15th October 2014

Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, says that doctors and nurses must ‘say sorry’ when things go wrong to end the ‘culture of defensiveness’ which developed under Labour.

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National minimum wage rises

10th October 2014

The following rates apply from 1 October 2014:

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