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  • Three things to consider when hiring Christmas temps

    21 November 2018

    With the festive season almost upon us, and the Black Friday sales beginning this week, many employers are looking for temporary workers to assist over the busy Christmas period. Philip Richardson at law firm Stephensons looks at the dos and don'ts when recruiting temps.

  • Nine steps to complying with the 2018 trade secrets regulations

    30 October 2018

    Earlier this year, the European Union introduced a new directive to protect trade secrets and confidential information. Charlotte Marshall of law firm Blake Morgan explains what employers need to do to prevent staff from misusing commercially sensitive information.

  • Risk assessing relationships: Time to review employment contracts

    11 May 2018

    With major changes to employment status likely on the horizon and a growing proportion of the workforce operating within the gig economy, employers must ensure that they risk assess their relationships sooner rather than later. Michael Hibbs explains.

  • Presidents Club scandal: Is there any value in non-disclosure agreements?

    9 February 2018

    Reports of sexual harassment at the recent Presidents Club charity dinner form part of a worrying trend of unwanted behaviour directed against women, writes David Israel. But the circumstances around the event - and efforts to keep it secret - have also put the efficacy of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in the spotlight.

  • Springboard injunctions: Case law shows mixed success

    22 September 2017

    Employers often use interim or "springboard" injunctions to protect confidential information after employees decide to leave. But they are not always straightforward, as two recent cases illustrate. Michael Bronstein, a partner at Dentons, and Olivia Iasonos, a trainee at Dentons, explain.

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