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Careful drafting is usually required for restrictive covenants to be enforceable, although Prophet plc v Huggett provides the exception to the rule.
Two high-profile cases have provided further guidance for parties who wish to rely on or challenge contractual ‘liquidated damages’ clauses.
The 6 April is a day for change for employers because it is one of the government’s two annual ‘common commencement dates’.
Shoosmiths has advised the sellers on the £40m sale of digital marketing agency Realise to St Ives.
The EAT has confirmed that where an employer consistently makes enhanced redundancy payments, such action could give rise to an implied contractual entitlement.
Pension law changes from 6 April: new disclosure regulations, auto-enrolment, TUPE transfers and tax limits
The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2013 come into force on 6 April 2014.
The chancellor has delivered the Budget for 2014. This briefing provides a summary of the main tax points of interest.
Employers would be well advised to review their pay rates to ensure all applicable workers are receiving at least the national minimum wage.
Recent decisions have highlighted a couple of key themes that employers would be well advised to consider when dealing with their disabled employees.
Shoosmiths has advised the sellers on the £40m sale of digital marketing agency Realise to St Ives, a UK provider of marketing solutions and publishing services.
The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 comes into force on 13 March 2014, with the first same-sex weddings taking place on 29 March 2014.
Shoosmiths has hired Kenny Scott, who has expertise and specific experience of advising clients in a number of sectors.
These tips will help those individuals who are new to the world of business immigration, as well as seasoned experts, as they highlight a few common issues.
The potential for employers to be exposed to disability discrimination claims arising from a failure to make reasonable adjustments for their disabled employees has been increased.
Pension schemes providing benefits on a salary-related or DB basis — including ‘final salary’ pension schemes — have been in the news for several years.
Mark Harper resigned after discovering a cleaner he employed for his flat did not have permission to work in the UK. How can employers avoid the same trap?
A recent case highlights the potential ease for employee concerns in multiple emails about health and safety to amount to a protected disclosure under whistleblowing legislation.
Employer seeking to dismiss employees without notice for acts of gross misconduct should be mindful of recent case law in this area.
The recent downpour has resulted in the flooding of many businesses and employees are struggling to get into work. How can employers deal with these circumstances?
Action on Smoking and Health estimates that 1.3 million people are currently using e-cigarettes in the UK. What stance should employers take to this growing phenomenon?