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Employee documents created using employer's IT systems may not be privileged against the employer
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

Simpkin v The Berkeley Group Holdings plc highlights the potential benefits for employers of a clear and comprehensive IT policy, referred to in the


Statutory holiday pay must take account of voluntary overtime
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

The EAT has upheld first instance tribunal decisions that the calculation of statutory holiday pay (for the 4 weeks' EU-derived holiday) should


Whistleblowing: Court of Appeal rules on meaning of 'public interest'
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

Employers should not assume that the disclosure of an alleged breach of employment contract will necessarily be outside the scope of whistleblowing


Employees overseas: need for caution in using standard employment contracts and territorial scope of collective redundancy obligations
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

The fact that an employee working overseas is on an employment contract governed by English law is a relevant factor in determining whether he can


Restrictive covenants: non-competes should not prevent minority shareholdings; non-solicits should usually only apply to individuals with whom the employee dealt
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

Employers should check that their template restrictive covenants prohibiting being directly or indirectly engaged or 'concerned' or 'interested in'


Employers may face increase in tribunal claims as Supreme Court rules fees are unlawful
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

Employers could face in an increase in tribunal claims, following the Supreme Court's historic ruling that the fee regime introduced for Employment


Whistleblowing: an employee can bring a detriment claim against colleagues for their actions in dismissing him
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

The EAT in International Petroleum Ltd v Osipov has made clear that an employee can bring a whistleblowing detriment claim against a fellow worker in


Compensation awards could increase following change in calculation of a week's pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

The EAT in University of Sunderland v Drossou has decided that, contrary to previous practice, employer pension contributions should be included in


Taylor Review recognises benefits of gig economy but calls for additional employment law rights for “dependent contractors” and tax reform
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 11 2017

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices “Good Work” was published this morning. It considers how technology platforms have impacted working


UK: Statutory holiday pay claims - EAT upholds time limits
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 14 2017

Employers will welcome a recent EAT ruling in relation to claims for statutory holiday pay, which must be brought within three months of the end of