January 2016 Newsletter


Happy New Year from the

Premier Legal team

Thank you to all our clients for
their continued loyalty during 2015 


Early months of 2016 can bring

adverse weather conditions


Below are answers to some key questions
that can baffle employers

Do I have to pay employees who are unable to reach their

workplace due to adverse weather conditions ?


How should I deal with employees who have used bad weather as

an excuse not to arrive at work ?


Do I have to pay employees if they stay at home with their children

due to school closures ?


Can I force employees to take holidays from their annual holiday entitlement ?


What are my health and safety obligations towards my staff during

bad weather ?


As a consequence of the bad weather my business has suffered

greatly and will need to close or reduce is size what are the

implications of this ?


New Protection For Zero Hours


From the 11th January 2016 workers on zero hours
contracts now have a new right of redress against
employers who include exclusivity clauses in their contracts of employment.
Exclusivity clauses were rendered unenforceable in May 2015.



Staff Appraisal


A Staff Appraisal Workshop is to be held on Wednesday
10th February 2016, 9.30 – 4pm
at Cumberland House, Nottingham.

  The workshop has been designed to provide in depth
training on appraisals in the workplace and how they
can be used as a management tool for training,
succession planning, information gathering and work
ethic analysis.

The Workshop will be presented by Adrian Barnes,
Employment Lawyer.

Course notes,coffee, pastries and lunch will be

To book your place on the workshop please click the link below.



Join the team for New Year drinks
and canapés on 27th January

We are holding a drinks reception at Browns
restaurant, Park Row, Nottingham to celebrate
the start of the New Year on Wednesday 27th
January 5.30-7pm.


An ideal opportunity for you to network and meet the
Premier Legal team and discuss employment law and
human resource services that we can offer.



Premier Legal are delighted
to introduce Page Kirk

Premier legal would like to introduce the services of local
chartered accountants and tax advisers, Page Kirk.

Kelvin Eatherington, Head of Marketing and Business Development
at Page Kirk commented:

“We are proud to be associated with the team at Premier Legal and are
looking forward to working with them in the future “.

“We are fully aware of their fantastic reputation and their communication to
offering first class client care and advice when it comes to Employment Law
and were extremely pleased to discover that this matched our own
commitment. Our aim is to provide a raft of services for our respective client
bases, giving them the opportunity to access expert advice on their
accountancy and employment law needs.”

For more information on Page Kirk, please visit www.pagekirk.co.uk