Published: 15 February 2019
Employers should beware of implied terms – especially when dismissing for ill health
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?
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?
Published: 26 March 2018
Fletcher Day Partner and Head of Employment Andrea London has today been quoted in Stylist Magazine.
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).
Published: 28 February 2018
From a legislative and case precedent viewpoint…. it’s looking like it may be a busy one for employers.
Published: 30 January 2018
Employers are increasingly turning to ‘gagging clauses’ to ensure staff protect the secrets of the rich and famous.
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
Published: 4 January 2018
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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”.
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…
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.
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 .
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.
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.
Published: 14 February 2017