The government has announced legislation to address the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in the workplace - including clauses designed to cover up sexual harassment, racial discrimination and assault.
Updated to reflect changes to the rules on interpreting restrictive covenants outlined by the Supreme Court in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd.
In Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd, the Supreme Court allowed the appeal and held that a six-month non-compete clause was enforceable because the unenforceable part of the clause was capable of being severed.
Updated to include information on East of England Ambulance Trust v Flowers, in which the Court of Appeal held that the calculation of holiday pay should include voluntary overtime.
A model contract clause for use where external contractors do work for your organisation that may result in intellectual property rights being created.
A model contract clause for use where an employee wishes to retain ownership of an invention or other intellectual property that they have made prior to commencing work for the organisation.
In Atherton v Bensons Vending Ltd, an employment tribunal held that a small employer fairly dismissed an employee who made a personal attack on the managing director on Facebook. However, the claimant's wrongful dismissal was upheld because the employer could not show that his behaviour was so serious that it was entitled to dismiss him without notice pay.
Updated to include information on Antuzis and others v DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd and others, in which the High Court considered liability for the employer's statutory and contractual breaches.
In Antuzis and others v DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd and others, the High Court held that the director and company secretary were both jointly and severally liable for the employer's statutory and contractual breaches.
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