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Implied terms and dismissal for ill health

Implied terms and dismissal for ill health

Published: 15 February 2019

Employers should beware of implied terms – especially when dismissing for ill health

Employers beware - the risk of hiding behind diplomatic credentials

Employers beware - the risk of hiding behind diplomatic credentials

Published: 22 June 2018

As Boris Becker seeks to avoid litigation on the basis of diplomatic immunity we ask – do the principles of state and diplomatic immunity protect employers from employment claims bought by their staff? 

Not always!

Are You GDPR Ready?

Are You GDPR Ready?

Published: 27 March 2018

It’s the final countdown…the 25 May 2018 is now fast approaching.

It is hard to escape the fact that the imminent and hotly discussed General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are about to come into force in the UK. But how many of you know what this actually means for you and your business and what measures and actions you need to take now to avoid falling foul of these new crippling penalties for breach of this new legislation?

FD Head of Employment Andrea London Quoted in Stylist Magazine On Non-Disclosure Agreements

FD Head of Employment Andrea London Quoted in Stylist Magazine On Non-Disclosure Agreements

Published: 26 March 2018

Fletcher Day Partner and Head of Employment Andrea London has today been quoted in Stylist Magazine.

FD Partner Nick Evans Quoted in CIPD Magazine On Non-Disclosure Agreements

FD Partner Nick Evans Quoted in CIPD Magazine On Non-Disclosure Agreements

Published: 7 March 2018

Fletcher Day Partner Nick Evans has today been quoted in People Management, the official magazine of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

What's Looming On The Employment Law Landscape For 2018?

What's Looming On The Employment Law Landscape For 2018?

Published: 28 February 2018

From a legislative and case precedent viewpoint…. it’s looking like it may be a busy one for employers.

Growth in ‘gagging clauses’ to keep secrets of the rich and famous

Growth in ‘gagging clauses’ to keep secrets of the rich and famous

Published: 30 January 2018

Employers are increasingly turning to ‘gagging clauses’ to ensure staff protect the secrets of the rich and famous.

Fletcher Day Head of Employment quoted in today's Financial Times

Fletcher Day Head of Employment quoted in today's Financial Times

Published: 26 January 2018

Andrea London is quoted, alongside PM Theresa May, on Non Disclosure Agreements, following recent high-profile incidents.

Andrea London writes in HR Director Magazine on the debate surrounding the employment status of workers

Andrea London writes in HR Director Magazine on the debate surrounding the employment status of workers

Published: 4 January 2018

Fletcher Day Partner and Head of Employment Andrea London has written in HR Director Magazine on the latest developments surrounding this topic.

Nick Evans Approached for Comment by the Daily Mail on the Rights of Ryanair Cabin Crew Employees

Nick Evans Approached for Comment by the Daily Mail on the Rights of Ryanair Cabin Crew Employees

Published: 21 December 2017

Nick Evans, partner in Fletcher Day’s employment team, was approached this week for comment by the Daily Mail on the rights of Ryanair cabin crew employees.

Fletcher Day and Outer Temple Chambers hold popular Employment Law 'Hot Topics' seminar

Fletcher Day and Outer Temple Chambers hold popular Employment Law 'Hot Topics' seminar

Published: 14 December 2017

Fletcher Day’s employment team and Outer Temple Chambers were pleased to hold their first employment law seminar at Fletcher Day’s Mayfair offices.

Worker Status Takes An Expensive Turn...

Worker Status Takes An Expensive Turn...

Published: 1 December 2017

Until yesterday, there were only a handful of “worker” cases. As an eminent employment QC has just stated about the case of King –v- Sash Windows in the press, this may be the decision to turn that trickle of cases into a flood.

Fletcher Day to host Employment Seminar on 21 November 2017

Fletcher Day to host Employment Seminar on 21 November 2017

Published: 20 October 2017

Fletcher Day and Outer Temple Chambers are delighted to be holding their first joint Employment Law Seminar followed by drinks and canapes

Are non-compete restrictive covenants now, in fact, as useful as a chocolate tea pot?

Are non-compete restrictive covenants now, in fact, as useful as a chocolate tea pot?

Published: 3 October 2017

If a key or senior employee of your company jumps ship and wants to joins a competitor; that non-compete restrictive covenant in their Service Agreement or Employment Contract will prevent them from doing so, and protect your business, won’t it?

Hmmmmm.  Well, maybe not.

 The new Apprenticeship Levy; Other uses and potential issues?

The new Apprenticeship Levy; Other uses and potential issues?

Published: 9 August 2017

The government’s new Apprenticeship Levy came into effect this year; on 6 April 2017 and applies to employers operating in the UK who have a salary bill of more than £3 Million.  A levy-paying employer must pay a 0.5% levy on their salary bill each month and as a result is given an Apprenticeship Levy allowance of £15,000 per annum to use on “applicable training”.

Employment Tribunal Fees have been declared unlawful – So, what now?

Employment Tribunal Fees have been declared unlawful – So, what now?

Published: 26 July 2017

The Supreme Court has today – perhaps surprisingly - ruled that the current Employment Tribunal fees system is unlawful.  The claim was bought by Unison, who appealed to the Supreme Court, having lost in both the High Court and also the Court of Appeal.  Whilst a humiliation in no uncertain terms for the government, this is a seminal decision on the rule of law.  In addition, it could potentially open a whole slew of “other” issues not least the basic logistics and implications of repayment of several years’ worth of fees to the claimants who were required to pay them…

An Honest Wage for an Honest Days’ Work

An Honest Wage for an Honest Days’ Work

Published: 25 July 2017

What employers should know about the Taylor “Good Work” Report [July 2017]

Over the last few years we have seen an increasing number of companies in the modern economy move away from traditional employment models for their workforces.  As a result of new technology platforms, a need for cost efficiency and an increasing emphasis on flexibility in the workplace, businesses in the “gig economy” manage their staff on a wide variety of working patterns, or in new contractor-based structures.Companies such as Uber, CitySprint and Deliveroo use app technology platforms to purchase labour from their workforce of contractor-drivers or couriers “per gig” (i.e. a car journey or a delivery).Companies such as Sports Direct, and JD Wetherspoons are using “zero hours” contracts to maintain a bank of available workers without set working hours, ready to meet the fluctuating demands of the business when they arise.

Can TUPE apply on a SHARE ACQUISITION?

Can TUPE apply on a SHARE ACQUISITION?

Published: 5 July 2017

Possibly, in certain circumstances was the (slightly worrying) view of the High Court in the recent case of ICAP Management Services Ltd –v- Berry [2017]. 

Mr Berry was a senior executive in electronic broking with ICAP Management Services Ltd. He was placed in the garden (for his 12 month notice period) when he gave notice to join ICAPs main competitor; BGC.

April 2017 Employment Law Changes

April 2017 Employment Law Changes

Published: 24 April 2017

The month of April is usually an important and busy time for new employment law legislation and this month is no exception.  There are a number of significant changes which will have an impact upon employers who may need to plan and reorganise internal procedures in order to adapt to the new regulations and legislation. Employees should also be aware of the changes as they will have an impact upon their general employment rights.  The effect of some of the changes are considered below.

Fletcher Day expansion continues with the appointment of Employment specialist Andrea London

Fletcher Day expansion continues with the appointment of Employment specialist Andrea London

Published: 14 February 2017

Central London commercial law firm Fletcher Day has announced the appointment of Andrea London as a Partner to head up its burgeoning Employment department. The appointment takes effect from Tuesday, 7th February 2017.
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