Client Update – NDAs and confidentiality clauses

The government has published a response to its consultation on confidentiality clauses: measures to prevent misuse in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination. The response can be found here. Whilst

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Client Update – Holiday Pay and Part Year Workers

The law on holiday pay is forever evolving and in the most recent case on the matter, the Court of Appeal had to consider whether the holiday entitlement of part-year

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Five “Must-Do’s” in order to avoid the Employment Tribunal

Ending up in an Employment Tribunal is every employer’s worst nightmare and whilst an employer can never guarantee that they won’t be sued by a disgruntled employee, there are things

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5 steps businesses can take to get the best out of home workers

Home working within the SME market is a rising trend. Flexible working, the promotion of a “work-life balance” and technological advances are all contributing factors. Home working can and does

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Covert recordings at disciplinary meetings

In the recently decided case of Phoenix House Limited v Stockman [2019], it was held that an employee making a covert recording at work may be guilty of misconduct. Phoenix

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The Importance of Robust Restrictive Covenants

After what seemed like a long wait(!) the Supreme Court has now passed down its decision in the case of Tillman v Egon Zehnder, which involved the wording and overall

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Extension of redundancy protections?

The Government has recently responded to its consultation on extending redundancy protection for pregnant women and parents returning to work following family related leave, and has stated that it is

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Compulsory Gender Pay Gap reporting for Small Employers

Currently, gender pay reporting legislation requires employers with 250 or more employees to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female

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From the Courts! Employers and Working Time

For now, the UK remains a member of the EU and is therefore bound by decisions which are passed down through the European court system. In a recent case involving

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The end of Employment Law as we know it? The Good Work Plan and what you need to know about it.

Published in December 2018, the Government’s Good Work Plan was billed as proposing some of the most radical changes to employment law in a generation. The policy paper circled around

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