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Blacks Protect

Blacks can offer clients an insurance backed employment protection package that ring-fences the cost of taking employment law advice by way of an annual contract.  

This product is increasingly popular with the employers we act for as it provides peace of mind at a set and agreed annual premium.

Blacks Protect allows you to access online resources and have 24/7 support from qualified solicitors. 

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We recognise the problems that ever-changing employment legislation can cause an owner-manager struggling to keep up to date with the law.  We work with employers to provide them with cost-effective and practical employment solutions that are appropriate for their business.

As one of the largest employment Teams in Leeds, we have the skills, knowledge and experience to get you the right result, whatever your employment issues.

Areas we advise on include:

  • Contracts of Employment and Directors’ Service Agreements;
  • Settlement Agreements (formerly Compromise Agreements);
  • exit strategies;
  • redundancy and restructuring;
  • the drafting and enforceability of restrictive covenants;
  • unfair and wrongful dismissals;
  • breach of contract claims and claims for unlawful deduction from wages;
  • disciplinary and grievance procedures;
  • human resources;
  • TUPE;
  • whistleblowing;
  • health and safety;
  • flexible working;
  • part-time working;
  • age, sex, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, or disability discrimination issues;
  • Employment Tribunal claims;
  • Commercial Agents Regulations;
  • gig economy.

You can see some of the feedback our satisfied clients have left here.

Meet the Team

Blacks’ Employment Team has a wealth of knowledge and experience in a wide range of employment law issues.  We are known for our friendly and pragmatic approach.

You can meet the Team members here and say “Hello!”

Employment Bulletins

To view any of our recent bulletins please click on the date below.

13/08/2017 - Are you managing your “grey fleet” correctly?

06/08/2017 - Please welcome a new addition to the Blacks' Employment Team.

30/08/2017 - The benefits of workplace mediation

23/08/2017 - Holiday pay – Liability for backdated claims

16/08/2017 - Holiday pay: the saga continues

09/08/2017 - Go to Jail...

02/08/2017 - Equal Pay - closing the gender pay gap

26/07/2017 - Employment Tribunal Fees ruled unlawful

19/07/2017 - Compensation uplifts in the Employment Tribunal

12/07/2017 - The Taylor Review and the Gig Economy

You can view all of our past bulletins here.

You can sign up to our employment bulletins here. 

 

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Uber loses landmark Employment Tribunal case on worker status

Tuesday November 08 2016

The London Employment Tribunal recently decided that drivers working for the taxi hailing app Uber fell fully within the definition of a ‘worker’ for purposes of the Employment Rights Act 1996.  They dismissed as ‘faintly ridiculous’ Uber’s assertion that the … Continue reading

Tattoo’ll do nicely! Or will it?

Thursday September 22 2016

Research published this week by the conciliation service, Acas, suggests that some UK employers’ attitudes towards people with tattoos are becoming outdated – and those employers are missing out on talent. In recent years tattoos have broken into the mainstream … Continue reading

Taxation of settlement payments

Tuesday August 23 2016

There are a number of dates you might want to save for April 2018: the Commonwealth Games in Australia, the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco or the Grand National at Aintree. What you perhaps didn’t know is that … Continue reading

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Employment
Chris Allen
Chris Allen
Managing Partner
0113 227 9228
CAllen@LawBlacks.com
Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly
Partner
0113 227 9249
PKelly@LawBlacks.com
Richard Parr
Richard Parr
Partner
0113 227 9246
RParr@LawBlacks.com
Tom Moyes
Tom Moyes
Partner
0113 227 9238
TMoyes@LawBlacks.com
Euan Lawrence
Euan Lawrence
Associate
0113 227 9207
ELawrence@LawBlacks.com
Iain Jenkins
Iain Jenkins
Employment Director
0113 227 9308
IJenkins@LawBlacks.com
David Ward
David Ward
Associate
0113 227 9262
DWard@LawBlacks.com
Andy Boyde
Andy Boyde
Solicitor
0113 227 9319
ABoyde@LawBlacks.com
James Farad
James Farad
Solicitor
0113 227 9245
JFarad@LawBlacks.com
Alex Mills
Alex Mills
Solicitor
0113 227 9269
AMills@LawBlacks.com
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