Contracts of Employment

When it comes to employment contracts occasionally businesses place a post-termination clause to protect their best interest and to prevent ex employees from carrying out certain activities. These are also referred to as restrictive covenants and non-compete clauses. Such clauses are included in a Contract...

Since the Covid-19 pandemic where businesses were forced to adapt to working from home, many employees are now questioning if they can drop down to working four days per week. This isn’t out of laziness, it’s out of the idea that we are still working...

In case it all got lost in the madness of 2020, we’d like to remind all employers of the importance of up to date employment contracts. Towards the end of last year and throughout the first part of this year, we talked about the fact...

There’s often some uncertainty over what this elusive document is and means, so we thought it worth laying out the nuts and bolts. Known as a Compromise Agreement before July 2013, the Settlement Agreement is a legally binding agreement between an employer and an employee....

A process of redundancy or restructuring is daunting for anyone, especially for managers who have never had to deal with these issues first-hand before. By getting it right, you stand to gain respect and also engage employees who are staying and those who are leaving....

It’s generally with a mixture of happiness and panic that employers greet such news from a member of staff. Resisting the temptation to google ‘Maternity Leave’ within minutes of them revealing their news, your mind propels forward into the potential month you will ‘lose’ them,...

How to deal with a departing employee who breaches a garden leave clause. If an employee breaches a garden leave clause, for example by working for a competitor during the garden leave period, the employer could decide to apply for an injunction to prevent the employee...

Dress codes in employment, including guidance for hot weather wear Dress codes Dress codes are often used in the workplace and there are many reasons why an employer may have one, for example workers may be asked to wear a uniform to communicate a corporate image and...

What is the psychological contract? A term first used in the early 1960s but became more popular following the economic downturn in the early 1990s. It has been defined as '…the perceptions of the two parties, employee and employer, of what their mutual obligations are towards...