With the cost of living rising exponentially, more and more people are having to take on second jobs or extra hours to make ends meet. Here we consider the contractual and employment law issues that employers need to be aware of when their employees have second jobs.
As confidential information is extremely important to employers it is common for a confidentiality clause to be contained in the employment contract. The purpose of the clause is to prevent an employee from using, copying, or disclosing confidential information
I usually advise client’s that there is little point in making a strike out application, which is an application to have all, or part of a claim removed from the Tribunal. The reason for this is that the Employment Tribunal are often reluctant to strike out claims without hearing all the evidence.
In a recent case decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal the tricky issue of childcare and sex discrimination arose in a case against the retail chain Primark. It is an interesting reminder of the types of issues that can arise when trying to arrange working hours and arrangements among staff.
Annual increases to National Minimum Wage and Statutory Payments for 22/23. The following increases to the National Minimum Wage and the rates of statutory payments have taken effect from 1 April 2022: National Minimum Wage (age 23 plus – the National Living Wage) to increase from £8.91 to £9.50..
If a situation arises where you consider that you may need to commence a disciplinary process with an employee, then it is important that you follow a fair process. The main risk of not following a fair process is that if the employee is dismissed, they could pursue a claim for unfair dismissal..
Step by step guidance on the Employment Tribunal Process. In this episode 191 of the podcast I bring you the first in a mini series covering step by step guidance on the Employment Tribunal process. This is applicable for both employees who may want to make a claim and employers who may be defending a claim.
In this episode 189 of the podcast I bring you a detailed account of how to get your recruitment processes right to ensure that you get the best candidate, conduct recruitment fairly and avoid any legal claims.