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  • Supporting and Engaging Women in Law in Leeds

    Tags: Leeds Law Firm, Leeds Law Society, Samira Cakali, SCE Solicitors, seminar

    This month our Director Samira Cakali presented to a room full of likeminded female legal professionals providing them insight, inspiration and instruction on the world of an entrepreneur.

    Speaking at the Women in Law: Alternative Career Paths, Samira covered why she diverted from the traditional career path of working in established legal practises and instead broke out and created her own; focusing on client care and being able to create an environment where people can thrive, celebrating the individual.  It also has enabled her to have experience on a wide variety of cases and issues, deepening her understanding and enhancing her skills, quicker than she would have ever been able to do in a traditional route.

    She also shared how it was her husband, who is naturally … more

  • Top 10 employment tips for businesses during Christmas

    Tags: Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination, Employment Law, Employment Tribunal, Leeds Law Firm, Christmas Party, Leeds City Centre

    Tis the season to be merry and let your hair down, however to ensure that you do so without exposing your business to tribunal proceedings, follow our top ten tips: 

    1. Policy on workplace social events

    As a matter of good practice, you should ensure you have a policy relating to conduct on work related social events. This would assist in the event that you (a) need to take any disciplinary action and/or (b) need to investigate any discrimination allegations.  

    2. Communicate policies relating to conduct 

    • Ensure managers review and understand any policies relating to Christmas parties or work related social events.

    • You should also consider issuing a statement to employees reminding them of conduct expected during any work related parties.

    3. Take any … more

  • Local Leeds lawyers going back to school

    Tags: Leeds Law Firm, Leeds Law Society, Ahead Partnership, Education

     

    Samira Cakali

    This week our very own Samira Cakali, Principal of SCE Solicitors, has been out in the community helping youngsters to understand the educational and vocational route to their dream jobs. This all took place via the annual Education Week organised by the Ahead Partnership in association with Leeds Law Society.

    The scheme helps primary school children in disadvantaged areas around Leeds to explore their potential and understand the jobs available to them when they grow up.

    Samira worked with a group of 10 and 11 year olds who can only be described as being truly inspiring. Samira said that “I had someone that wanted to become a pathologist, scientist, Lego designer, games tester and a chocolate factory owner all under one roof!”.

    “It was a … more

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  • Seasonal Workers: Key Contractual Issues for Employers

    Tags: Employment Status, ukemplaw, Seasonal Workers, Contractual Issues, Fixed-term, Pat-time, Casual workers, Agency workers, Young persons, EmploymentLaw

    In sectors such as hospitality, tourism, retail and agriculture, seasonal peaks can bring an influx of work at certain times of the year. A common solution for employers in these sectors is to recruit additional employees during these periods. Below we set out the key contractual considerations for employers to bear in mind when hiring seasonal employees. 

    Fixed-term employees

    An individual recruited to cover seasonal work may be taken on for a limited period of time. A fixed-term contract is therefore often used, with that contract ending on a specific date or on completion of a particular project.

    An individual employed on a fixed-term contract is protected against less favourable treatment compared to permanent employees. For example, if an employer excludes the fixed-term … more

    

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