October 3, 2019
When relations between employer and employee breakdown or a serious disciplinary issue arises, employers are faced starting a disciplinary process that, if they get it wrong, can give rise to claims against them from the employee. For the employee, they risk going through a disciplinary process that goes against them, and a blemish on their employment […]
October 1, 2019
Restrictive covenants in employment contracts are clauses that try to restrict the activity of an employee after they have left the employer’s employment, and usually focus on four areas:
September 3, 2019
Some businesses have a unique method or something special about what they do that sets it apart from their competition. It might not be a trade secret as good as the Coca Cola recipe, but businesses have information that they will want to protect whether it be a process, a business method, financial information or […]
March 4, 2018
Restrictive covenants in employment contracts are clauses that try to restrict the activity of an employee after they have left the employer’s employment, and usually focus on four areas: Non-solicitation of customers – stopping an ex-employee approaching customers Non-dealing with customers – stopping an ex-employee dealing with a customer even where the customer approaches […]
December 10, 2014
This briefing note highlights the potential risks and benefits for businesses of allowing employees to use their own personal mobile devices (such as tablets, smartphones, laptops or notebook computers) for business purposes.
December 5, 2014
At Hollingsworths, our litigation team regularly work with employers and employees in relation to disputes relating to restrictive covenants in employment contracts. We advise on the terms of restrictive covenants, including drafting the covenants for employers to include in employment contracts, the enforceability of covenants, bringing and defending claims and team moves.
December 5, 2014
This briefing note explains the significance of the distinction between an employee, a worker and a self-employed contractor and also highlights the legal status of volunteers.
October 11, 2014
This briefing notes highlights the risks all employees should be aware of when using e-mail and the internet at work, sending work related e-mails or discussing the workplace on the internet.
May 16, 2014
This business briefing explains what restrictive covenants are, when they are likely to be enforceable and how they can be used in employment contracts to protect a business’s interests.
April 2, 2014
This business briefing sets out the key changes to employment law that take effect from 6 April 2014.