Religious Holiday Requests

If managing holiday requests wasn’t already a headache, employers are now increasingly challenged with the task of approving employees’ holiday leave for attending religious festivals. Whilst there is no automatic right for an employee to be granted religious holiday leave, it is good practice for an employer to carefully consider and accommodate such holiday requests...

Employment Rates and Limits 2017-18

We are approaching the time of year when many employment law changes happen. In addition to the national minimum wage rates increasing on 1 April 2017, it is also time to update the Tribunal awards and other statutory payments. Askews Legal LLP have set out the changes to certain Tribunal awards and other statutory payments...

Break Clauses – The Importance of Negotiation

A break clause is a provision in a lease which enables either the landlord or the tenant, or both, under specified circumstances, to terminate the lease before its normal termination date. In today’s competitive market, business tenants and landlords want to quite rightly protect themselves by having some flexibility in their lease. Pre-conditions when exercising...

The importance of having a Schedule of Condition in your commercial lease

Why is having a Schedule of Condition necessary? Without having a Schedule of Condition the tenant can find himself in financial difficulty at the end of the lease, if the lease requires him to ‘put’ and ‘keep’ the premises in ‘good and substantial repair’. The case of Welsh v Greenwich LBC [2000] 49 EG 118...

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