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  • Putting a stop to the misuse of NDAs

    Date:
    22 March 2019

    After the government this month outlined plans to outlaw the unethical use of non-disclosures agreements, Michael Hibbs looks at situations where confidentiality clauses can benefit the employer and employee alike.

  • The Good Work Plan: how should employers prepare?

    Date:
    21 February 2019

    In December 2018, the Government set out the reforms it planned to introduce as part of the Good Work Plan, its response to the Taylor review. Katee Dias examines the main proposals.

  • Non-compete clause case should give business pause for thought

    Date:
    28 January 2019

    Businesses, particularly in the finance, technology, pharma, IT and manufacturing sectors use non-compete provisions to protect against potentially unfair competition by their employees. But one case being considered in the Supreme Court, could force their approach to change, writes lawyer Michael McCartney.

  • The suspension of teachers when allegations against them concern the safeguarding of children

    Date:
    22 January 2019

    With the Court of Appeal due to hear the appeal against the High Court decision in Agoreyo that the suspension of a teacher was a repudiatory breach of contract, consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the issue of suspension when it relates to safeguarding concerns.

  • Three things to consider when hiring Christmas temps

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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.

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