Employment & HR - Employment contracts

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RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS - 03.07.2020

Garden leave didn’t have to be offset against covenant

The High Court has enforced a six-month non-compete covenant following a similar period of garden leave. What can you take away from this decision?
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CONTINUITY - 11.06.2020

Q&A - fixed term to permanent

Q. We want to offer an employee who’s been hired on a short fixed-term contract (FTC) a permanent position starting in the next few weeks. We understand that if the two contracts follow on from each other consecutively the employee will retain continuity of employment rights. How can we avoid this? ...
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PAY - 03.06.2020

Announcing a pay freeze

Due to the economic conditions, you need to freeze current pay rates. Should you tell employees about your pay freeze decision and are there any circumstances where employees are entitled to a pay rise in any event?
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CORONAVIRUS - CONTRACTS - 18.05.2020

Changing contractual terms

Due to the crisis you need to make cost savings so you’ve tried to reduce an employee’s hours and pay by mutual consent. They’ve refused to negotiate but you still wish to proceed. What are your options?
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CONTRACTS - 07.05.2020

The pitfalls of unsigned employment contracts

Although there’s no legislation requiring employment contracts to be signed by employees to be binding, obtaining their signature is best practice as it provides clear evidence of their acceptance of the terms. But what’s the risk with an unsigned contract?
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CORONAVIRUS - CONTRACTS - 07.05.2020

Coronavirus: reducing employees’ hours or pay

Many employers who are suffering economic difficulties have asked their employees who are still working during the coronavirus pandemic to take cuts in hours and/or pay. What’s the legal position here?
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Employment & HR - Employment contracts

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CORONAVIRUS - CONTRACTS - 18.05.2020

Changing contractual terms

Due to the crisis you need to make cost savings so you’ve tried to reduce an employee’s hours and pay by mutual consent. They’ve refused to negotiate but you still wish to proceed. What are your options?
Read more

PAY - 03.06.2020

Announcing a pay freeze

Due to the economic conditions, you need to freeze current pay rates. Should you tell employees about your pay freeze decision and are there any circumstances where employees are entitled to a pay rise in any event?
Read more

CONTINUITY - 11.06.2020

Q&A - fixed term to permanent

Q. We want to offer an employee who’s been hired on a short fixed-term contract (FTC) a permanent position starting in the next few weeks. We understand that if the two contracts follow on from each other consecutively the employee will retain continuity of employment rights. How can we avoid this? ...
Read more

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