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Mark Fellows is an employment solicitor in St Albans and London who advises both employers and employees on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Mark has a strong interest in employment litigation. Mark heads the Sherrards Solicitors’ Employment law team. He has many years of experience of advocacy in Employment Tribunals, advocating at full hearings in relation to claims of unfair dismissal, discrimination, deductions from wages, breach of contract, TUPE and claims brought under the Working Time Regulations. Mark leads seminars on employment law, and provides in-house training to clients. Mark is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Covid-19: The impact on employers & the options available to them

To download this article as a PDF, click on the image above. This is a truly exceptional and unprecedented time for all organisations, and you will already be thinking about the measures that you may need to implement in order to safeguard the future of your business. Taking steps now, even as a contingency, could …

Covid-19: The impact on employers & the options available to them

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IR35 – May the force be with you

“IR35” – it could almost be mistaken for a character from the latest Star Wars film, and whilst IR35 is not a new concept, it will be hitting the private sector now in 2021*. If your business currently engages consultants or contractors operating as part of a personal service company, this is a premiere that …

IR35 – May the force be with you

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Dealing with Disgruntled Former Employees

This blog focuses on how employers can deal with litigious/vexatious former employee who bring claims in the Employment Tribunal following the termination of their employment. As a result of the abolition of Employment Tribunal fees, it is a lot easier for employees to bring claims. Whilst some claims have clear merit, others are started in …

Dealing with Disgruntled Former Employees

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Dressing to impress – can employers take it too far?

What should I wear to work today? Not a controversial question for some. However, for others that decision is taken out of their hands – or at least restricted – as a result of dress codes stipulated by their employer. The issue of dress codes in the workplace is certainly a topic that creates a …

Dressing to impress – can employers take it too far?

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Zero Hours But Not Zero Rights

In recent years, zero hours contracts have come under increasing criticism. Although such contracts are undoubtedly a valuable tool for businesses who experience fluctuating demand or who face an uncertain trading period, a particular concern was the growing use by employers of exclusivity clauses, a clause in the contract seeking to prevent employees and workers …

Zero Hours But Not Zero Rights

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Employment References: Worth the paper they are written on?

How many times have you, as a prospective employer, sought employment references from an individual’s ex-employer and either not received a reply or, more commonly, received a reference which contains no meaningful information about the individual concerned?  Employment lawyer Mark Fellows explains why this trend has emerged and provides tips on approaches prospective and previous employers …

Employment References: Worth the paper they are written on?

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