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Can employees record disciplinary meetings, and would a recording be admissible in a tribunal? We act for many employers in dealing with disciplinary and grievance matters brought by or against their employees....

The Long and Winding Road

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The Bridges of London Walk To be more precise the not-as-far-as-we-thought-it-was-going-to-be  Thames Footpath walk.   Last Sunday 25 September a team from the firm walked the Bridges of London for Isabel Hospice. We...
We’ve just found out that we are finalists for the Hertfordshire Business of the Year in the East of England Business Champions! It looks as though we face some stiff...

Online Court?

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As we can now order a taxi, a meal, do our banking and even catch a Pokémon from our phone, tablet or even a watch – is it time that...
The Crane & Staples team – collectively known as ‘Worst Pace Scenario’ – raised £925 in the 5k Cancer Research Pretty Muddy Run. We completed this event in Bedford on Saturday 2nd...
Higher rates of stamp duty – are you affected? At first glance, it seemed that the higher rates would only affect buy to let investors. However, this may not actually...
The sun shone all the way for the second Le Welwyn Garden Petit Tour yesterday,  where Crane & Staples sponsored the top ladies’ race. Kinetic Cycles along with Hertfordshire County...

More on Employment Tribunal Fees

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Despite ACAS statistics, in our experience there is no incentive on employers to engage in early conciliation. The landscape for employers has changed over the last couple of years. Since...

Employees in disguise?

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Latest developments on IR35 and the NIC employment allowance: are you on top of them? One of the practical aspects of whether an individual is an employee or has some...
How can you avoid an epic fail in the office? What really makes your blood boil? Employment lawyers probably know better than anyone that in office life it is the...
Back in  April, we published an article on the potential employment law implications of Brexit on employers.  Now that the vote has been cast and the country is gripped by a...
On the 11th of June, Trainee Solicitors Tom Axon and Elizabeth Russell took part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Isabel Hospice. The challenge, which is a continuous...
On the 28th and 29th of May 2016 Crane & Staples spent the weekend exhibiting at Herts County Show. We held a mini-Olympics for the younger visitors including our very...
Crane and Staples are again supporting this year’s Dementia Awareness Week, 15 – 21 May, and it is hoped that it will encourage people who are worried about dementia to...
A recent case in the Employment Appeals Tribunal could lead to a drastic reduction in scope of HR Professionals in disciplinary matters. Could your business be affected? It has long...

Brexit: Good news for employers?

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Many articles have been written on the national issues involved on Brexit, but what are the employment law implications if the UK does leave the European Union? You would have...

National Living Wage is now Law

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If you employ anyone aged 25 or over, you are now legally obliged to pay them £7.20 an hour. New legislation took effect from 1 April. Make sure you are...
Quiz Night in support of the Welwyn Hatfield Women’s Refuge On 19 March 2016, the team from Crane and Staples attended and participated in the Welwyn Hatfield Women’s Refuge Quiz....
While employment issues didn’t take the headlines in this Budget, there were some changes that employers they will need to be aware of. One of the biggest changes was in...

New National Minimum Wage Rates

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  On 14 March 2016, David Cameron announced above inflation increases to the standard adult rate, apprenticeship rate and accommodation offset limit of the national minimum wage, to take effect from...
Everyone at Crane & Staples is extremely excited to be exhibiting at Hertfordshire County Show this year. Our stand will be within the Family Area of the showground for the...
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