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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.

13/11/2018 - Employment Tribunal Fees – a Phoenix from the ashes?

06/11/2018 - Employing and Dismissing Reservists

30/10/2018 - Personal liability for whistleblowing claims

23/10/2018 - The abolition of Employment Tribunal fees: what has been the real effect?

17/10/2018 - Postponing Disciplinary Hearings

09/10/2018 - Parental Bereavement Leave

02/10/2018 - Tipped Off?

25/09/2018 - Notice: will it always be regarded as resignation?

18/09/2018 - What job do you do? I send emails…

11/09/2018 - Turbulence with British Airways Data Breach

You can view all of our past bulletins here.

You can sign up to our employment bulletins here. 


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Finally an end to the gig-economy worker conundrum?

Wednesday June 13 2018

The Supreme Court’s Judgment in Pimlico Plumbers and another v Gary Smith could spell an end to gig-economy ‘jobs loophole’ being used to avoid worker status. The Supreme Court’s dismissal of Pimlico’s recent appeal has confirmed that their workers are … Continue reading

How to Suspend an Employee Lawfully

Tuesday December 05 2017

Often seen as a protective measure, suspension is primarily used by employers to carry out investigations into allegations of misconduct in instances where the employee’s continued presence may impede those investigations or pose a risk to the interests of the … Continue reading

Sleeping on the Job: Government suspends National Minimum Wage enforcement for Sleep-in pay in the Social Care Sector

Monday October 02 2017

On 26 July 2017 the Government announced that it had temporarily suspended enforcement activity and that it was officially waiving historic financial penalties owed by employers who have underpaid their workers for overnight sleep-in shifts before this date.  It has … Continue reading

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Chris Allen
Chris Allen
Managing Partner
0113 227 9228
Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly
0113 227 9249
Richard Parr
Richard Parr
0113 227 9246
Tom Moyes
Tom Moyes
0113 227 9238
Euan Lawrence
Euan Lawrence
0113 227 9207
Iain Jenkins
Iain Jenkins
Employment Director
0113 227 9308
David Ward
David Ward
0113 227 9262
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