Employer Held Liable For Employee’s Violent Conduct At Work

2017-09-20T14:58:08+00:00October 7th, 2016|

Employer Held Liable For Employee's Violent Conduct At Work The Supreme Court has ruled that a man violently attacked by a Morrisons employee was able to sue Morrisons for his injuries. Morrisons were deemed to be ‘vicariously liable’ for their employees actions. In a workplace context, vicarious liability means when an employer is liable for [...]

Zero Hours Contracts – No More Exclusivity

2017-09-20T15:24:45+00:00June 22nd, 2015|

Zero Hours Contracts – No More Exclusivity After months of publicity and debate, the Government’s ban on the use of exclusivity clauses within zero hours contracts has finally arrived.  As of 26 May 2015, employers can no longer prevent zero hours workers from working for another employer. As you may recall, zero hours contracts were [...]

Changes To Employment Law: How They Affect You

2017-09-20T15:42:09+00:00June 25th, 2014|

Changes To Employment Law: How They Affect You. A variety of key legislative changes to Employment Law came into effect on 6th April 2014, which affect both employers and employees alike. Stone Rowe Brewer's Employment Law specialist, Sarah O'Leary, provides a detailed summary of these alterations, including tabulated information, which outlines various increases to rates and limits [...]

Employment Law- Compensatory Award

2017-09-20T15:48:50+00:00March 3rd, 2014|

Employment Law- Compensatory Award The maximum compensatory award an employee may receive, in the Employment Tribunal, for unfair dismissal will increase to £76,574 as of the 6 April 2014. Should you have any employment related enquiries please contact Sarah O'Leary by email at s.oleary@srb.co.uk or by telephone on 0208 891 6141.

BIS ANNOUNCEMENT -EMPLOYMENT LAW

2017-09-20T16:01:14+00:00April 26th, 2013|

 BIS ANNOUNCEMENT -EMPLOYMENT LAW The Department for Business Innovation & Skills has today announced the implementation dates for some of the changes introduced by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, which the Business Minister Jo Swinson believes “will support the UK’s enterprise culture and help make it one of the best places to do [...]

Reasonableness of restrictive covenants in employment contracts

2017-09-20T16:08:20+00:00October 1st, 2012|

Reasonableness of restrictive covenants in employment contracts In order to be enforceable, restrictive covenants in employment contracts must protect a legitimate business interest of the employer and be reasonable in scope. In the recent case of Patsystems Holding Ltd v Neilly [2012] EWHC 2609 (QB), the High Court confirmed that reasonableness should be judged on [...]

Flexible, Family Friendly Employment Practices

2017-09-27T14:16:55+00:00April 18th, 2012|

Flexible, Family Friendly Employment Practices There has also been lots of discussion, rumour and confusion regarding flexible working, on which the Government continues its consultation. To date, the emphasis has been on the following key proposals: Flexible Parental Leave: this proposal is subject to a ‘caveat of affordability’ and will be introduced in April 2015 [...]

Don’t fall foul of the recent Employment Law changes

2017-09-27T14:17:40+00:00April 16th, 2012|

Don’t fall foul of the recent Employment Law changes As you may be aware, the Government launched a Red Tape Challenge in 2011, with a particular spotlight on Employment Law – the aim was to simplify and improve the system, to assist businesses and boost economic recovery. The changes have been far-reaching, looking at employment [...]