Employment Dispute Lawyers In Manchester

Employment Dispute Lawyers – MLS; Are you an employer involved in an employment dispute with employees or former employees and require the expert dispute resolution and/or litigation services of expert employment and commercial law lawyers at your organisation in Manchester? Then don?t hesitate to call the highly qualified and experienced professionals at Michael Lewin Solicitors as our dedicated team could advise and assist in various methods of alternative dispute resolution negotiate and draft settlement agreements on your behalf and provide outstanding and robust legal representation should an employment tribunal hearing be unavoidable.

The Stage News published an article on 30 May 2013 written by Alistair Smith reporting that "Five actors have won an employment tribunal ruled they should be paid the national minimum wage for a fringe theatre show despite the engagement having been advertised as profit share".

The article goes on say that "The action was supported by Equity with the union claiming that the judgement has served notice on ‘bogus’ profit share on the fringe. It marks the first time that such a case has been taken against a fringe theatre company and while the ruling does not set a legal precedent it is thought that it could impact on productions across the sector."

Do you require advice and assistance with regard to alternative employment dispute resolution methods from experienced employment and commercial law lawyers at your organisation in Manchester? Then you should consult with the employment and commercial law specialists at Michael Lewin Solicitors over a no obligation call as our highly skilled professionals could use their resourcefulness and pragmatic approach to dispute resolution to advise and assist you solve issues within your company as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

It is further explainedthe above-mentioned article that "The dispute arose after two of the claimants were dismissed from the production. Employment Judge Ross concluded that the show was "not a collaborative artistic piece of work" and that the actors had been contracted to work for McAlinden. The actors had undertaken to "personally perform work or services" for the production company there was agreement on the times and days which they had to attend rehearsals and that there was a degree of control exercised over them."

The article reports that "Due to these factors the judge ruled that despite the fact that the show had been clearly advertised as profit share (whereby the actors receive no wage but share in a proportion of the overall profits) they should have been paid NMW because they qualified as workers under the definitions of the National Minimum Wage Act and the Working Time Regulations 1998".

The experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors could advise and assist you in managing an employment dispute to ensure that the issue is dealt with swiftly and cost effectively as possible to avoid time-consuming and expensive litigation wherever possible but could also provide highly qualified and experienced lawyers to ensure that you have regressed legal representation at employment tribunal hearing should this be inevitable due to claims made by disgruntled employee at your organisation in Manchester; so call our helpful advisers to discuss our services further on: 0113 200 9720.


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