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.
Updated to include new rates of the national minimum wage, effective from 1 April 2019.
Although a recent Court of Appeal decision concerning suspension in relation to safeguarding concerns provides an element of reassurance for employers, consultant editor Darren Newman explains why suspension should still be used only sparingly.
Updated to include a reference to the Government's response to the consultation.
Updated to include a reference to Upton-Hansen Architects Ltd v Gyftaki, concerning suspension and the implied term of trust and confidence.
In London Borough of Lambeth v Agoreyo, the Court of Appeal held that the proper test for the courts for deciding if an employee's suspension breached the implied term of trust and confidence is whether or not the employer's decision to suspend was a "reasonable and proper" response to the allegations.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contracts of employment.