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Nov
08
2019

Restrictive Covenants – What’s happened in 2019

There have been some cases in 2019 which have offered employers guidance on restrictive covenants and demonstrated how important it is for employers to review such restrictions carefully. ..

Nov
08
2019

How should employers manage workplace romances?

The Chief Executive (“CE”) of McDonalds has this week been fired following a romantic relationship with a fellow employee. Despite the fact that the fast food giant acknowledged that the..

Nov
01
2019

Leaked email from lawyers was legally privileged

The Court of Appeal (“CoA”) has disagreed with an Employment Appeal Tribunal’s (“EAT”) interpretation of a leaked email. Instead the CoA held that the correspondence between a lawyer and the..

Oct
30
2019

Covert recording of employees: No breach of human rights

In López Ribalda and others v Spain, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has held that it was not a breach of Article 6 (right..

Oct
18
2019

New Guidance on the use of Confidentiality Agreements

NDAs have long been a popular subject in the media. Seeking to clarify its position on their use in employment matters, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has issued new..

Oct
03
2019

Mental health: Are employers doing enough?

HR professionals are increasingly aware of the importance of supporting good mental health in the workplace. ..

Sep
27
2019

“1 Million in the UK without employment rights” – Who is losing out?

UK unemployment is at its lowest rate since the 1970s, yet a recent study from thinktank Resolution Foundation has suggested that out of the 32 million people working in the..

Jul
25
2019

Proposals signal end for one-sided flexibility

In a move designed to benefit shift workers and those in the gig economy, the Government has proposed workers should have the right to switch to a contract that better..

Jul
19
2019

Health is everyone’s business: new government proposals regarding sickness absence and statutory sick pay

Around 100,000 people in the UK every year leave work completely after a sickness absence and 44% of people who are off work for a year or more because of..

Jul
12
2019

September Climate Strike: How to respond to striking staff

Climate crisis protesters are urging the UK workforce to follow their student counterparts and take part in a worldwide strike, starting on 20 September 2019. ..



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