On 10 May the government published a policy paper that is a mix of the government’s vision for delivering an improved regulatory framework and covers a number of proposed changes to employment law, one of which is about restrictive covenants, specifically, non-compete clauses. This article covers the changes proposed that are commonly included in employment contracts.
Employers who express the holiday entitlement as 5.6 weeks inclusive of bank holiday will not be legally bound to pay an extra day for the funeral. Those employers who express holiday entitlement for their full time staff as 20 days plus bank holidays will have to pay for the extra day.
We are sure this not the first blog article you read about GDPR and the threat of its €20,000,000 fine. One of the areas that is very often overlooked is data protection in the employment context. With the GDPR coming into force on 25th May 2018, it is a good time to be considering what […]
When we see a new SME client for the first time, it is usually because they have a problem and they would like our help to solve it. It is also very likely that, as part of the problem solving process, we will ask to see the relevant contract of employment. From our experience, the […]
Kerry Hudson, an intern who had been working on the My Village web site for two months, successfully sued TPG Web Publishing Ltd for the minimum wage and unpaid holiday. This follows a recent case brought by an Equity member Nick Thomas-Webster against a production company. The question raised by these cases is should you […]