About Christopher Sing

Christopher specialises in all aspects of employment law, with experience in resolving both non-contentious and contentious issues. Christopher is particularly skilled at identifying and avoiding potential disputes and conducting negotiations. Christopher has a track record of handling large-scale collective consultation issues, including TUPE and redundancy. He is an active advocate in the employment tribunal, and regularly appears in multi-day contested hearings.

Is new “tips” legislation on the horizon?

By |2021-06-29T18:42:39+01:00June 29th, 2021|

A new private members Bill which will be heard in September says it aims to ensure fairness for hospitality staff. Government Consultation The issue of legislating around tips has been discussed for many years now.  In 2015 the Government launched a consultation into tipping practices. Voluntary Code of Practice A Voluntary Code of Practice was [...]

Gender fluid employee – Jaguar Land Rover heavily criticised and ordered to pay £180,000 damages for discrimination

By |2021-02-22T12:07:48+01:00February 22nd, 2021|

Many employers who find they have a gender fluid or transitioning employee won't have had to navigate this issue before.  As an employer you should know what actions to take to support the employee and wider workforce and to ensure that costly discrimination claims are avoided. The pub, restaurant and hotel sector also needs to [...]

Covid-19 vaccine – Can you require your staff to have it?

By |2021-01-29T13:10:35+01:00January 29th, 2021|

Charlie Mullins of Pimlico Plumbers has publically said that he will rewrite all workers contracts to require them to have the vaccine.  This might sound a good idea as employers try to battle the virus and get their businesses back to profitability but can you force staff to have the vaccine and what are your [...]

National Living Wage will be increased and extended from April 2021

By |2020-12-01T13:56:31+01:00December 1st, 2020|

Last week saw another announcement that will be of concern to operators many of whom are struggling to survive in the current climate. The Government announced that the National Living Wage rate is to increase from April 2021. However, acknowledging the stress that businesses are under, the increase will be in line with inflation only [...]

Tier 2 and struggling? Additional Government support announced

By |2020-10-22T19:26:21+01:00October 22nd, 2020|

In our recent article “Pub or Restaurant – is your meal substantial enough?” here we outlined the new Government Job Support Scheme (JSS) which is to be introduced from 1 November 2020.  We highlighted the different levels of support available to pubs in tiers 2 and 3. In some cases pubs were more likely to [...]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – the detail

By |2020-07-21T10:50:05+01:00July 13th, 2020|

Updated: 10 July 2020 Latest Updates: This Q&A has been updated following the Chancellor’s Summer Statement on 8 July 2020. In particular a short section has been added to cover the Job Retention Bonus. The two key developments (as announced by the Chancellor on 29 May) are that from 1 July ‘flexible furlough’ will be [...]