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Jun
12
2019

Trade unions and the contractual incorporation of collective agreements

It is well understood that a recognised trade union can negotiate terms and conditions of employment, and that the outcome of negotiations is recorded in a collective agreement applicable to..

Jan
24
2019

Supreme Court to rule on enforceability of non-compete restrictive covenant

Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd is due to be heard in the Supreme Court this week, serving as a reminder to employers about how carefully they must word a restrictive..

Jan
10
2019

When should you provide a written statement of employment terms to new employees?

In the recent case of Stefanko and others v Maritime Hotel Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that any employee engaged for a month or more is entitled to a..

Apr
27
2018

When does notice of termination of employment take effect?

The Supreme Court has recently confirmed in Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood that in the absence of any express provision in an employment contract, written notice..

Sep
29
2017

ONS releases figures on zero-hours contracts: on the decline to zero?

Data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that, as of June 2017, there were an estimated 883,000 people working under contracts that did not guarantee a minimum..

Jul
28
2017

Not so happy returns! ECJ decide Italian firms can dismiss zero-hour contract workers on their 25th birthday.

Italian law allows firms to offer ‘on call’ contracts (referred to as zero hour contracts in the UK) to individuals aged under 25 and over 45, those between 25 and..

Jun
16
2017

Non-compete clauses: timing is everything

In Egon Zehnder Ltd v Mary Caroline Tilman, the High Court upheld a restrictive covenant finding that it went no further than reasonably necessary in protecting the employer’s legitimate business..

Jun
09
2017

Territorial Jurisdiction: an objective test

In the recent case of Green v SIG Trading Ltd, the EAT held that the question of whether an employee has a sufficiently strong connection to the UK (to give..

Oct
06
2016

In Recruitment, Your Word Is Your Bond

In McCann v Snozone Ltd, a verbal offer of employment made via a recruitment agency was sufficient to create a legally binding agreement between the individual and the employer, the..

Oct
06
2016

Is the ‘gig’ up for Britain’s self-employed delivery workers?

Long gone are the days when the postman delivered every parcel. Nowadays, we don’t bat an eyelid when the person knocking at the door is a courier in an unfamiliar..



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