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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.
With the inflation rate at the highest level in forty years, and employers struggling to keep wages in line, the UK is currently facing the largest number of strikes since 1989. There is no positive legal right to strike within the UK, however, the law does provide a defence (statutory immunity) for those who take part in any lawful industrial action. As the discontent continues amongst workers in 2023, and further strikes are scheduled, employees and employers should be aware of the procedures which must be followed for a strike to be consider lawful.
After months of speculation in 2022 about the anticipated increase to the UK’s SPA from 66 to 67 by 2028, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)’s second review of the SPA is set to conclude this year. Laura Trott MP (Pension Minister) has recently written to the Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee to confirm that we should expect to receive the Government’s independent reports ‘no later’ than the Government’s own pension report.
Endometriosis is a chronic, and sometimes debilitating, condition that has received more acknowledgment and appreciation over the past few years. What may surprise many readers is that endometriosis is estimated to affect approximately 1 in 10 women
Whilst flowers, cards and chocolates are the universally accepted presents for your loved one or love interest, romance in the workplace is not always as Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds have led us to believe. Before you present a Valentine’s Day gi
Our chairman, Marie Macdonald, recently appeared on Scotland Tonight discussing the government’s response to recommendations on supporting employees with menopause in the workplace. In this blog, we discuss this in further detail. The Women and
2023 could prove to be the year in which we see some of the biggest changes to Employment Law for a generation.  With a huge number of potential amendments to current legislation on the horizon we look at the things to watch out for ov
I don’t know any of you are the same, but here at MSHB we can’t believe how quickly Christmas has come around! It seems like a lifetime ago since we were able to properly count down to the office festivities that everyone loves and looks forward to.
Many industries around the globe require employees to work later into the evenings. Whether this is in the healthcare or hospitality sector, one thing that unites these employees is the commute home. As many of us will have undertaken part-time roles
As many of you may be aware, World Mental Health Day is on 10 October. Even with the increased awareness of mental health over the past few years, it is important to ensure that this remains a prominent and consistent conversation throughout all work
We are pleased to report our success in the EAT on behalf of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) in the following case: Mr Michael Cowie and Others v Scottish Fire and Rescue Service: [2022] EAT 121 Employment Appeal Tribunal judgment of Mrs
The recent Supreme Court decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel clarifies how holiday pay should be calculated for part year workers with irregular hours on permanent contracts. The Supreme Court recently decided a case on how holiday pay should be calcul
Pronouns are the way we refer to one another’s gender identity, for example he/she/they. Using a person’s chosen pronouns in the workplace is a basic courtesy and everyone deserves to have this respected in the workplace. Therefore, pronouns and gend