We are delighted to announce that Sahida Ahmed has been promoted to Partner from the 1st May 2010. Sahida joined Marsden Rawsthorn in 2003 and specialises in all aspects of family law with a particular focus on financial settlements in divorce, including family businesses, and other practice areas relating to domestic violence, cohabitation disputes and both Private Law and Public Law Children disputes. She is on the management committee for the Preston Women's Refuge and is also on the local Resolution Committee.
Unsurprisingly staff cannot expect to be entitled to time off during the World Cup but how should employers manage holiday requests and the possible increase in sick leave on major match days?
Lisa Clark, Solicitor at Marsden Rawsthorn explains how in some cases prevention is better than cure and having done your homework prior to big sporting events can result in a happy workplace, rather than an empty, unproductive one!
It is that time of year again where 6th April sees new changes in employment law introduced, and which will no doubt lead to some interesting cases making their way through the employment tribunals. New changes introduced on 6th April 2010 include:
* The Additional Paternity Leave Regulations 2010: Provides a new right for new mothers to transfer the second 6 months of their 12 months maternity leave entitlement to the father, subject to certain criteria. The regulations, although now in force, only apply to children whose expected week of birth begins on or after 3rd April 2011.
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