When HR and charitable fundraising collide!

Our Director and Head of HR, Chris Nagel, has signed up to the challenge of completing the 12 mile Tough Mudder obstacle course at Cholmondeley Castle on Sunday, 10 September 2017.

Although the wisdom of this is questionable, given the fact that he’s no spring chicken anymore, it’s all for a good cause in raising funds for Cancer Research following the untimely death of both parents of a close friend earlier this year.

It would be [...]

By |August 25th, 2017|General|

Issues with our telephone system…resolved!

We are pleased to announce that the issues we have been experiencing with our telephone system over the last 24 hours have now been resolved by Vodafone and that normal service has resumed.

Thank you for your cooperation during this period and apologies for any disruption.


The team at EML

By |June 16th, 2017|General|

Issues with our telephone system…

We are currently experiencing issues with our telephone system due to a nationwide problem with Vodafone’s One Net Business service. If you encounter any difficulties when contacting us on our main office number, direct dials or individual mobiles, please email us instead until further notice.

Thank you for your cooperation and apologies for any inconvenience.

The team at EML.

By |June 15th, 2017|General|

Disney company fined following injury to Harrison Ford

A production Company owned by Disney has been fined following an accident in June involving Harrison Ford that occurred during the filming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Pinewood Studios.

Foodles Production (UK) Ltd was fined a total of £1.6m after admitting two counts of breaching the Health & Safety at Work (etc.) Act 1974 at an earlier hearing (see here for our previous article in this regard).

The star was reprising his role as [...]

By |October 14th, 2016|General, Health & Safety News|

Review of court and tribunal fees published

Employment Tribunal fees were introduced in July 2013, the two main aims being:


to ensure that individuals using employment tribunals contribute to the cost of running the system where they can afford to do so;
to encourage individuals to look for alternatives, such as mediation, before pursuing matters via the employment tribunal.


Fees are two-tiered. Type A claims being basic cases relating to unlawful deductions, holiday pay and redundancy payments. Type B claims involve more complex [...]

The Employment Law implications of Louis Van Gaal’s sacking

If there is one thing that changes almost as much as employment law, it’s football managers. In April 2014, Manchester United parted company with David Moyes after less than a year on account of the club’s disappointing season, its first since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. Now Moyes’ successor, Louis Van Gaal, has been dismissed two years into a three-year contract and Jose Morinho looks set to be named as his replacement. After [...]

Government consults on tipping

A consultation on tipping has been launched as part of the Government’s proposals to secure a fairer deal for workers, which include:


increasing transparency for consumers by clarifying that suggested tips are discretionary on their part;
stopping or capping all employer deductions from tips except those required under tax law;
reviewing / amending the existing voluntary code of practice and making it statutory in order to increase employer compliance.


The Government is also considering banning or [...]

View EML’s new brochure!

EML’s new and improved brochure has arrived, so for a neat overview of who we are and what we do, you can either browse / download this online version, or contact us for a hard copy:

We have been providing employers with practical advice, support and training on HR and Employment Law matters for over 25 years now. For smaller businesses, we can act as their outsourced HR [...]

By |February 18th, 2015|General|

Ched Evans – The Employment Law Implications

The furore over the attempts by Ched Evans to return to professional football since his release from prison in October 2014 still shows no signs of abating.

The case is interesting from an employment law perspective as it involves the controversial issue of the rehabilitation of sex offenders. One of the reasons it has generated such publicity is because the offender is seeking to return to work in a high-profile, well-remunerated profession where it could [...]

By |January 12th, 2015|General, HR / Employment Law News|

Debbie Knowles visits the Houses of Parliament


During her attendance at the Houses of Parliament Debbie heard first hand from the Liberal Democrat and Business secretary Vince Cable as he announced his intent to launch an enquiry into employment rights during his keynote speech at the Liberal Democrat conference last week.

According to Cable, up to one-million employees in the UK are completely unrepresented under the current legislation adopted by the Coalition government, and further accused the Conservatives of an agenda of [...]

By |October 24th, 2014|General|