Employment Knowhow: Restrictive covenants >

Most employers wish to protect their confidential information, customer and client details or other information about their business, especially with departing employees. One of the ways to do this is for employers to insert clauses into contracts of employment, usually for senior employees or those with unfettered access to such information, which seek to restrict the conduct and activities of that individual after the termination of their employment.

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Employment Knowhow: Working time and holidays >

The Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”) provide some important rights for all workers in the UK (apart from the genuinely self-employed who are working on a business-client basis, and certain narrow categories of workers who are exempt from some provisions).

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Employment Knowhow: Executive service agreements >

In light of the increased remuneration and seniority it is common that executive service agreements will contain a significantly greater number of contractual terms than a standard contract of employment. William Garnett outlines the issues that will be of significant importance. 

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Employment Knowhow: Partnership disputes >

There are a number of different types of partnerships recognised in English law, including Partnerships at will and Partnerships that fall under the Partnership Act 1890, but the most frequently created are Limited Liability Partnerships (“LLPs”).

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Employment knowhow: International and Jurisdiction >

Increasingly staff employed by entities in the UK work overseas. Where this happens, it is important to note that the statutory employment rules in the country where the employee works will be likely to apply and bind the UK based entity. These will often be different to those applicable in the UK and could be more onerous. Paul Seath outlines factors to consider when employing staff outside of the UK. 

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