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Welcome to Employment Law Plus -
Specialist Employment Law Solicitors
Founded in 2006

- Why compromise on anything less?

Jill Kelly, Director, is a specialist workplace law Solicitor who has 20 years experience advising businesses and individuals.

A fresh approach to legal services - based on understanding your needs, being straight with you and giving down to earth advice. We give practical, commercial support.

"I found you extremely thorough, your advice and the summaries you sent afterwards were clear and concise. I felt you had taken the time to understand my case well, gave me the best advice and were kind enough to follow up with me to confirm if I needed anything further. I would definitely recommend you to others."

"Thank you for everything. You were responsive, rapid, insightful and available. You were a great and reassuring support. Thank you once again so very much. "

"I would like to thank you for the advice and service and I will certainly recommend you to anyone in the same or similar situations. I'm not sure how you could have been more friendly."

"I was very happy with your professionalism, and always felt like you were seeking my best interest. Thank you for that. I will be happy to refer you should the opportunity to come up to do this. Thank you! "

"Many thanks for all your help, it made a huge difference to the outcome, and to what I can do in the future."

We are all about quality not quantity. You will not be passed to a more junior and inexperienced solicitor. We are unique in offering the expertise and experience of Director solicitor, Jill Kelly, to ALL our clients in Oxford, Didcot, Abingdon, Newbury and elsewhere.

We will advise you about how much our advice is going to cost at the start so that you can make informed, commercial decisions.

We are fully authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with professional indemnity insurance cover.

Solicitors based in Abingdon, Oxford, near Didcot and Newbury, we give advice by phone and email or, for meetings, we are easily accessible from Oxford, Reading, Newbury, Swindon, Didcot and Banbury. We can advise on settlement agreements by email.

We co-ordinate the South Oxfordshire HR Network for HR professionals and anyone managing staff. We meet in Abingdon, Didcot, Harwell or Oxford. We have speakers on HR related issues. For information on the South Oxon HR Network and access to previous presentations click here

"I really enjoy attending the HR Network Meetings, the topics presented are always useful and interesting and the locations these are held are within easy reach, it’s also a great way to Network with other HR/Recruitment Professionals in the local area and best of all, it’s free to attend!. I look forward to the next Meeting!" Zoe Bates, HR Advisor, Johnson Matthey

NEWS: To access the resource of presentations made to the South Oxon HR Network, click here

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NEWS: Jill Kelly is once again recommended in the new 2016 editions of Chambers Directory of the Legal Profession and the Legal 500 for the Oxford region. This is what they say about Jill Kelly:

  • Jill Kelly is the founder and director of Employment Law Plus. She advises clients ranging from individuals to large corporations on the full gamut of employment law matters, including tribunal claims, TUPE matters, and the employment aspects of sales and acquisitions. " Jill will work to my preferred deadlines, and is extremely reliable and responsive." reports a client.

  • Key workplace law changes:

  • The Union, Unison, has succeeded in the Supreme Court in challenging employment tribunal fees. The Court found that the fees are unlawful. No fees are now being charged and the Government must refund all fees paid. The first stage of the refund scheme has been launched. It is likely that a new fees regime will be introduced after a consultation process but, in the meantime, claimants can make hay while the sun shines...

  • Overtime/commission payments should be included in holiday pay for employees who get overtime/commission payments as part of their normal remuneration. For more information click here

  • Employment tribunal decisions from February 2017 are now available on line: click here

  • The General Data Protection Regulation will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The new Data Protection Bill is making its way through Parliament. The Information Commissioner has published 12 steps to take to prepare for the GDPR click here. For slides from the South Oxon HR network meeting in October 2017click here

  • The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices has been published. For more information click here. A Commons Committee has published its response, "A Framework for Modern Employment". This adopts several recommendations of the Taylor Review including creating an assumption that a claimant has "worker" status and can brings claims based on worker status which the business must rebut, and the introduction of the availability of group claims for a group of workers all to being the same claim together such about working time, wages or breach of contract. The Government still has to respond to this.

  • The Department for Exiting the European Union has published a factsheet on how workers rights will be preserved following Brexit. It states that workers' rights that are enjoyed under EU law will continue in force after Brexit.Click here to access

  • The Government has published a Bill to give parents who lose a child under the age of 18 two weeks' paid leave. To access, click here

  • The new edition of The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017 again recommends Jill Kelly for employment law advice and reports that "Jill Kelly’s ‘knowledge and expertise are impressive’, and she routinely advises businesses and individuals on everything from disciplinary actions to negotiating employment contracts."

  • "Thriving at Work", the Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers has been released. click here to access

  • Autumn Budget 2017: The Government has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission for increases to the national living wage (NLW) and the national minimum wage (NMW). From April 2018, the NLW, which applies to workers aged 25 and over, will increase from 7.50 to 7.83.

  • The Government has delayed full tax free childcare which was expected to be fully implemented by the end of the year. From 24 November 2017, this was available to parents whose youngest child is under 6 or who has their 6th birthday on that day.

    Settlement agreements and compromise agreements, grievances, age discrimination, employment tribunal claims and defences, disciplinaries, redundancy, unfair dismissal, maternity rights, race discrimination, employment contracts, victimisation, disability discrimination and adjustments, transfers of undertakings, sex discrimination, policies and procedures, sexual orientation discrimination, pay problems, working time and holiday entitlements, equal pay, restrictive covenants, Equality Act... Employment solicitors Abingdon. Employment solicitor Didcot. Employment law solicitor Oxford and Oxfordshire.

    We are committed to equality and diversity.

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    Employment Law Plus (UK) Limited, trading as Employment Law Plus, is registered in England and Wales under company number 07406653 at Stepstone House, Old Moor, Milton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4ED. Director: Jill Kelly. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority number 551415. Employment solicitors Abingdon. Employment solicitor Didcot. Employment law solicitor Oxford and Oxfordshire. Disability discrimination, sex discrimination, unfair dismissal, compromise agreement, settlement agreements