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So far Employ Law has created 26 blog entries.

Zero-Hours – Useful or Abused?

There has been great debate over the use of zero-hours contracts. Heightened press coverage has alleged that the these types of contracts, for employment use, are being abused. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development [...]

Confidential Discussions (pre-termination negotiations)

Employers, employees and their representatives may now have confidential discussions in relation to the termination of an individual’s employment, following one of many recent Government changes. Previously, “off the record” discussions with employees did not [...]

Employee Shareholders

On the 1st September 2013, Employee Shareholder status came into force. What does this mean? A new section of the Employment Rights Act 1996, implemented by the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013, allows an employer [...]

Confusion Reigns Over Holiday Pay

In the recent case of Neal -v- Frightliner Limited an Employment Tribunal had to decide whether overtime pay should be included when calculating statutory holiday pay. Mr Neal, was contracted to work 7 hour shifts, [...]

More Time Off for Parents – Are You Ready?

In the run-up to Christmas, Nick Clegg announced the Government’s intention to allow more flexible and family friendly working practices. The current rules allow mothers and adopters to take 52 weeks leave, which is split [...]

Restrictive Covenants – Protect Your Business

The High Court has recently reaffirmed the general principle that the reasonableness of a restrictive covenant must be judged at the time it was entered into and not at the time when the employer wants [...]

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