In this month’s Workplace Law we have a video from Ashley Matthews, a Solicitor in our employment team who discusses the four day working week, the concept and how it works. She also discusses the key benefits to employers and the potential pitfalls to consider. We also have an article on settlement agreements and termination payments, and another article which explores what businesses need to know about trade union recognition.
If you have any questions about any of the topics raised in Workplace Law, please do get in touch.
Ashley Matthews provides insight on the four day work week
Watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCdvBUNmYnc
Settlement agreements article
In the employment context, a settlement agreement is a legally binding contract that records the terms on which an employee waives any claims they may have against their employer. It usually (but not always) also provides for employment to be terminated.
Trade union article
Some businesses and sectors will be very familiar with trade union recognition. For many it will be quite an alien concept. But demands from unions for formal recognition could happen at any workplace at any time and irrespective of whether there is a history of union activity in the workplace.