The High Court has held that two ex-employees breached their contracts of employment by misusing confidential information belonging to their former employer's business. However, the High Court found that the employer had not suffered any financial loss and that it was entitled to only nominal damages of £1 from each employee.
Updated to include information on HM Treasury's decision to amend the definition of financial advice.
The number of people working under zero hours contracts appears to have slowed significantly in 2016, according to fresh analysis of labour market data.
We discuss the key employment law trends and changes that are affecting the HR landscape, including: gender pay gap reporting; the Trade Union Act 2016; public-sector exit payments and employment status.
Employers must tread carefully when revising a contract of employment. Joanna Sutton, senior associate solicitor at Nockolds, offers tips to avoid unfair dismissal claims or employee retention problems.
Conciliation service Acas has issued new guidance to help employers understand gig economy working, on the back of the ongoing Taylor review of modern workplaces and a slew of employment status cases.
No matter who the employer is and how much scrutiny they are under, calculating bonuses can be problematic. We round up five employment law cases where the employer made a bonus mistake.
Matthew Taylor, the head of Theresa May's independent review of modern employment practices, has said that businesses are using self-employment rules to avoid tax.
The Court of Appeal has held that a plumber, described in his contract as a "self-employed operative", was a worker under statutory provisions entitling him to rights as a worker.
A plumber who signed an agreement with his company suggesting that he was self-employed was in fact entitled to some worker rights, according to the Court of Appeal in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contracts of employment.