The use of confidentiality clauses or “NDAs” to settle employment disputes is coming under increasing scrutiny in the media and from Parliament. New recommendations indicate that the law will soon be clamping down on this issue.
If your business can be successfully franchised, you can establish a national (and possibly international) network of franchisees, all of who will be running identical versions of your business and generating income for you.
The Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination at work in relation to the nine “protected characteristics”: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
The 331-year-old insurance institution, Lloyd’s of London, has introduced a new code of conduct to address claims that its boozy culture is causing general boorish behaviour and sexual harassment in the workplace.
In March 2019, the Court of Appeal upheld a County Court decision that the suspension of a teacher in anticipation of a misconduct investigation was not a breach of the term of trust and confidence which is implied into all employment contracts.
In an eagerly anticipated decision, the High Court has ruled that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) must continue to fulfil its Canary Wharf lease obligations, rejecting the argument of the EU Regulator that the £500m lease has been frustrated by Brexit.
As some in the UK celebrate Love your Pet Day, research by insurance provider Petplan suggests that 5% of pet owners have been offered paid leave from their job specifically related to their pet owning duties.
2019 promises to be an eventful 12 months, if the way it has begun is anything to go by. With so much fluidity in the political, economic and legal arena, one thing is certain: there are significant changes on the horizon.
Asda has lost the latest stage of a long-running legal battle in the Court of Appeal meaning that thousands of female Asda employees are a step closer to receiving equal pay to their higher-paid colleagues.