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  • Non-compete clauses: Can they be enforced?

    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 […]

  • Bring your own device (BYOD) to work: what does this mean for employers?

    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.

  • Restrictive Covenant Disputes: Are restrictive covenants enforceable?

    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.

  • Employed or Self Employed?

    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.

  • Employees using work email and the internet: What can go wrong?

    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.

  • Restrictive Covenants: A Quick Guide

    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.

  • Employment Law Briefing – April 2014

    April 2, 2014

    This business briefing sets out the key changes to employment law that take effect from 6 April 2014.

  • Constructive Dismissal

    June 25, 2013

    This business briefing sets out the key issues a business needs to understand when an employee makes a claim for constructive dismissal.

  • Restrictive covenants in employment contracts

    June 25, 2013

    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.

  • Changing the Terms of Employment

    May 29, 2013

    This business briefing sets out the key issues a business will need to consider when changing employees’ terms of employment.

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