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Restrictive Covenants in Dental Practices - a pointless exercise or not?

We are regularly asked to provide advice on restrictive covenants, either in putting them into place or advising on their enforceability.…


Posted on 21st January 2020

What Employers can expect in 2020.

April 2020 is set to be a busy month in the Employment Law calendar with a number of changes coming into force that businesses need to be…


Posted on 6th January 2020

‘Tis the season of the Staff Christmas Party

The festive season is upon us and synonymous with this time of year is the staff Christmas party.  Generally, the Christmas party is a…


Posted on 13th December 2019

Black Friday a headache for employers?

The distinctly American shopping phenomenon of Black Friday has gained significant traction in the UK over the past few years, with the…


Posted on 20th November 2019

The Rocky Road of Romance at Work

Briton Steve Easterbrook, credited with adding huge value to the McDonald’s fast food business during his tenure as US Chief Executive, has…


Posted on 5th November 2019

Can we talk about the gender pay gap?

In this post, we consider the gender pay gap, and issues relevant to employers such as the need of many employers to produce gender pay gap…


Posted on 5th September 2019

The Rates: the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage

In this blog, we examine issues related to the National Living Wage (NLW) and how it is different to the National Minimum Wage (NMW). These…


Posted on 5th September 2019

New IR35 Private Sector Rules: What do they mean for those using contractors?

What is IR35? IR35 (sometimes known as “off-payroll working”) applies where an individual personally provides their services to a client…


Posted on 4th September 2019

The Rise of the Robots

The job market is changing. As robotics, artificial intelligence and other forms of automation continue to advance at a rapid rate, they…


Posted on 31st July 2019

Latest Update on Holiday Pay Claims.

The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal’s decision in Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and another v Agnew has…


Posted on 2nd July 2019

Shared parental leave and sex discrimination

In May of this year, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in two joined cases involving shared parental leave. The argument…


Posted on 28th June 2019

The staggering cost of poor mental health management in the workplace

A leading employment lawyer has seen an increase in enquires relating to mental health in the workplace – demonstrating that employers are…


Posted on 19th June 2019

Non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases

Following the publication of the Women and Equalities Committee of the House of Commons’ report on the use of non-disclosure agreements (…


Posted on 13th June 2019

Working hours: European Court decision means employers need to look again at the records they keep

The Working Time Regulations entitle workers to minimum paid leave, a maximum working week of 48 hours (subject to any opt out in place),…


Posted on 23rd May 2019

How to Avoid Potential Summer Employment Headaches

As summer approaches, employers must begin thinking about how to effectively deal with the management of holidays and what impact it will…


Posted on 22nd May 2019

NDAs: What are they, how do they work and what should be in them?

Introduction With dozens of academics telling the BBC recently that they were “harassed” out of their jobs, and the BBC putting this down…


Posted on 26th April 2019

Increase in Agricultural Wages 2019

The minimum wage for agricultural workers in Scotland can be different to the minimum wage payable in other jobs as their wages are…


Posted on 26th March 2019

Do you have an Adverse Weather Policy for employees?

With weather warnings in place across Scotland, Employment Law specialist Debbie Fellows looks at how employers can deal with employee…


Posted on 31st January 2019

2019 Employment Law Update

2018 was an eventful year for employment law. In addition to the introduction of the GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018 and changes to the…


Posted on 4th January 2019

The Government’s Good Work Plan

Building upon its response to the Taylor Review in February 2018 and the consultations which were launched at that time, the government…


Posted on 4th January 2019

Retail: a tough shift for workers at Christmas

A career in retail on the UK’s high streets seems a pretty hazardous affair at the moment.  According to a recent study carried out by…


Posted on 5th December 2018

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