13 December 2013

Gross misconduct not always automatically grounds for dismissal

Employers should note that an employee's gross misconduct does not automatically...

12 December 2013

Serious Fraud Office brings first charges under Bribery Act

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged three British nationals with offences of...

12 December 2013

Employer can be liable for new employee's breach of confidence

An employer can be jointly liable for a new employee's unlawful use of his previous...

11 December 2013

Businesses cannot avoid liability by passing entire responsibility for waste management to third party contactors

A business failed in its argument that it discharged its duties under waste...

09 December 2013

Break clauses round-up

Landlords and tenants need to be careful following a spate of cases arising from the...

02 October 2013

Dispute over ownership of LinkedIn information a wake-up call for employers

Employers who allow or require employees to operate LinkedIn accounts and other...

16 July 2013

Employment law timetable – revised again

Employers need to review when forthcoming employment law changes are due to take...

10 July 2013

Contractor liable for fall in property value during his delay

Contractors causing delays in projects in breach of contract can be liable for...

21 August 2012

Court finds commercial pressure amounted to duress

Businesses that use commercial pressures on clients to force them to accept revised...

17 July 2012

Failure to protect data on stolen memory sticks breaches Data Protection Act

A charity that allowed employees to take home unencrypted memory sticks containing...

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