European Employment Law Update — January 2014: UK
Development: introduction of new employee shareholder status.
Impact: a new employment status was created whereby employers are able to offer between £2,000 and £50,000 worth of shares in their company in return for the employee agreeing to give up certain employment rights, including the right to a redundancy payment and the right to bring a claim for unfair dismissal in most circumstances. The shares can be sold by the employee without attracting capital gains tax…
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Consultations released on implementation of energy efficiency regulation of the private rented sector
The Department for Energy & Climate Change has published the long-awaited consultation on implementing the provisions of the Energy Act 2011.
The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court judge’s decision to add words to a non-compete restriction, which had originally offered the employer very little protection.
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The past five years have not been easy for Addleshaw Goddard. The firm’s revenue fell 7 per cent from £173.1m to £161.9m between 2008/09 and 2010/11 and despite finances looking up in 2011/12, when Addleshaws reported a 30 per cent increase in net profit, it has shown no notable compound growth in turnover since 2007/08.