Constantine Law Welcomes Latest Partner Simon Fenton

Simon Fenton has become the latest partner to join fast-growing Constantine Law, a dedicated employment law firm headquartered in London. Specialising in company reorganisations, large-scale redundancies, boardroom disputes, High Court injunctions, and Employment Tribunal litigation, Fenton brings a wealth of experience to the firm. Based in Newbury, Fenton’s geographical focus is from Oxford to Winchester (north to south) and  Swindon to Reading (west to east), although he has clients all over the country.  

Why US Business Must Gear Up To Impending GDPR Challenge

Many US firms are unaware the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law will apply to them, despite the heavy penalties of a fine of up to $23,773,000, or four per cent of the company's annual global turnover if they fail to comply. John Hayes explains why US business will need to gear up.

Bumping And Redundancy

‘Bumping’ is where an employee whose role is at risk of redundancy is moved into another role, and the employee currently performing that role is dismissed. In March, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Mirab v Mentor Graphics (UK) considered whether employers are required to consider bumping when making redundancies, even if the employee does not request it.

Unlimited Right to Claim Outstanding Holiday Pay for Workers

Following the swathe of recent case law on holiday pay, a recent case heard by the European Court of Justice has further expanded the position in favour of workers. In King v Sash Window Workshop Ltd (29 November 2017) a self-employed contractor, who was actually a worker, was held to be entitled to be paid for outstanding holiday pay stretching back over a thirteen year period.  

New Compensation and Statutory Pay Limits from April 2018

From 6 April 2018, Tribunal award limits and redundancy pay calculations increase as follows:

•    a week's pay - £508 (currently £489).
•    maximum basic award/statutory redundancy payment - £15,240 (currently £14,670).
•    maximum compensatory award - The lower of £83,682 (currently £80,541) or 52 weeks' pay.