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About Nick Hobden

Nick is experienced in all aspects of employment law, particularly advising clients on complex, highly confidential, sensitive and difficult business restructuring exercises, TUPE and issues relating to varying terms and conditions of employment, including pay and conditions. He has expertise in advising clients in welfare, social care and education sectors

The Government’s Good Work Plan

The Plan signals the Government’s intention to legislate in accordance with numerous recommendations originally made by the Taylor Review, which reviewed and critiqued the UK’s Modern Working Practices in 2017. The intention is that most of these changes will come in April 2020.

Article by 21 February 2019

World Cup 2018 Fever

The games kicked off on 14 June 2018 with the final whistle set for 15 July 2018.  As is now customary, ACAS have produced an updated guide to employers (and employees) on surviving the World Cup.  Ultimately, the goal is to strike the right balance between keeping employees happy but not getting caught offside.

Article by 26 June 2018

Covert cameras and fingers in the till

Surveillance at work is a tricky issue. Employers need to protect their business and property, including against the risk of unscrupulous employees.  The difficulty arises where this practical necessity comes up against data protection law and human rights.

Article by 18 May 2018

Shared parental leave for the self-employed

Shared Parental Leave (SPL) was introduced to the UK in 2015 and allows mothers going on maternity leave to split up the 52 weeks of maternity leave and 39 weeks of statutory pay with their partners. 33 of those weeks are paid at the Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) of £140.98 with the leave being split in blocks of time.

Article by 11 April 2018