Staff handbooks, and what to include in them

Some staff policies are required by law. Some can be very effective in avoiding legal problems, and, a third category can be very helpful in setting out the standards of behaviour you expect of your staff. We do usually not… Read on

Gender pay gap reporting: what are your obligations?

Gender pay gap reporting obligations have finally arrived. For private sector employers, 5 April 2017 is the first “snapshot” date, against which the pay equality data will need to be provided. So, what exactly are the reporting obligations? Timings The… Read on

ICO prosecutes employee for stealing company data

We report on a case which provides useful additional ammunition for businesses facing competition from staff leaving with customer lists. Background Recruitment agencies are a frequent battleground for restrictive covenant cases. Agents have a great deal of commercial contacts which… Read on

Settlement agreement FAQs

We have produced many guides about settlement agreements, and here are your most popular questions about them. What are settlement agreements? Settlement agreements (which use to be called compromise agreements) are used to bring employment to an end. They are… Read on

Consultant or employee: why the distinction matters.

Put simply, this is one of the most fundamental and important questions for those thinking of engaging people and, indeed, in employment law. The modern phenomenon of the so-called ‘gig economy’ has brought the issue into sharp relief. Why is… Read on