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Post-Employment Restraints

August 22, 2018 It is a well-known fact that while employees can be an employer’s greatest asset, they can also be an employer’s biggest potential threat. Employees often need to be privy to a volley of their employer’s confidential and proprietary information to effectively execute their responsibilities. The best way an employer can protect itself from an employee using such information after the employment relationship ends, is to enter into post-employment restraints with the employee.

Changes to Easter Sunday Trading Laws and the Impact on Shop Employees

February 12, 2018 A law has recently been passed allowing local councils to decide whether shops in their district can open on Easter Sunday or not. As part of the changes, the new law has prescribed specific processes which must be followed (by both parties) if an employer wants its shop employees to work on Easter Sunday.

The Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 – An alternative to defamation proceedings

By Chris Patterson  |  November 17, 2016 With the rise of social media and online communications, the ability to cause harm to a person’s reputation via digital communications has risen dramatically. The civil enforcement provisions of the recently enacted Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 (“HDCA”), which come into force on 21 November 2016, provide an efficient and economical alternative to engaging in expensive and lengthy defamation proceedings for damage to reputation.