MPT v Peel – Intention To Compete

Restrictive covenants and post-termination restrictions aren’t an issue we cover too often but this is our second case this month. The first concerned the geographic and temporal markets limits of the covenant and this case concerns non-compete clauses and the obligation to tell the truth. In this case, two senior employees handed in their notice [...]

General Election 2017 – Employment Law Policies

Hello Philip, and welcome back to your monthly employment law update. In last week’s case law update, we looked at disability discrimination and type 2 diabetes. Last month’s employment law updated features on workwear, grievances and the gig economy. With a general election just around the corner, this month’s update focuses on the employment law [...]

Brexit News – Immigration Clamp Down

Since Britain voted out of the EU in June 2016, we have always maintained the view that until told otherwise very little will change for EU/UK relations until the exit negotiations conclude. The first pre-Brexit change could be implemented after the election after the Conservatives announced plans to cut net migration to fewer than 100,000 [...]

Gig Economy News – Uber Appeal Granted

You may remember last year Uber lost an Employment Tribunal claim regarding employment status. The ET held that Uber drivers were workers and not self-employed, a major blow for many similar companies based on the ‘self-employed’ model. Similar cases followed with claims against Pimlico Plumbers, Deliveroo, Citisafe, Hermes all being in the news over the [...]

Gig Economy News – Zero Hour NMW Rate

In other gig economy news, a new national minimum wage rate for employees on non-guaranteed hours has been proposed. The rationale behind it is that if an employee is not guaranteed hours then they need a high rate of pay to accommodate the fact they may have hours reduced without warning. With a general election [...]

Workwear News – Government To Release New Guidance

Last year, PwC caused a furore when one of their agency staff was sent home for refusing to wear high heels. Since then there have been high profile petitions for the government to review dress codes in the work place, in particular the need for female employees to wear high heels. The Government has announced [...]

Employment Law update – Summary of changes

The annual Employment Law update is next month. The biggest changes are as follows: National Minimum Wage rates increase on the 1st April Family friendly pay rates increase on 2nd April Statutory Sick pay increase on 6th April Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations come into force on 6th April – however, the snapshot date is [...]

The Home Office

Hello and welcome back to the weekly case update. Last week we looked at whether an express term in a contract of employment can be subject to a ‘limiting’ implied term from the home office. This week we will be looking at what reasonable adjustments an employer has to make for an employee under section [...]