20th November 2018 
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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."

Jill Kelly is again recommended in the new 2018 Chambers Legal Directory who say:

  • Sources describe Jill Kelly of Employment Law Plus as "very knowledgeable, communicative and supportive." She has a comprehensive practice which spans disputes of all kinds as well as reorganisations, pay, terms and conditions, and day-to-day issues.

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.

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Key workplace law changes:

  • 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 came into force on 25 May 2018 plus a new Data Protection Act 2018 For slides from the South Oxon HR network meeting in October 2017 and April 2018 click here

  • The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices has been published. For more information click here. A Commons Committee 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. However, the Government's main response has been to say it will launch further consultations, so no big changes yet.

  • 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

  • The delayed tax free childcare scheme is now being fully implemented with all eligible parents expected to have access by 14 February 2018. Application is made online through the Childcare Choices site.

  • From 6 April 2018, there was an important change to how termination of employment payments are taxed. All payments representing the notice period will be fully taxable, even if they are not contractual payments.

  • The Government has published guidance "Workplace rights if there's no Brexit deal" which makes it clear that, in a no-deal scenario, workers in the UK will continue to be entitled to practically all UK employment law which comes from EU law - basically no change on Brexit.

  • On 1 October 2018, employees will be able to take unpaid time off work for a wider range of public duties.

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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