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SLY Megan 3x3LAU Kevin 3x3On the back of the #metoo movement, the widespread use of confidentiality provisions within settlement agreements (more commonly known as Non-Disclosure Agreements ("NDAs")) by employers to settle potential discrimination and harassment claims has been brought into focus. Megan Sly and Kevin Lau provide further insight.


SLY Megan 3x3MORGAN Shelley 3x3Since the Supreme Court's decision in R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC 51 confirmed that the tribunal fees order introduced in July 2013 was unlawful, the government has been making payments to refund those who have paid employment tribunal fees.


MORGAN Shelley 3x3The Court of Appeal has confirmed that it is not discriminatory to pay men on shared parental leave less than an enhanced rate of maternity pay paid to women on maternity leave (ML). In this article, Shelley Morgan, senior associate, looks at the case and highlights the key points to take away.


 

MORGAN Shelley 3x3Welcome to May's In Brief employment law update. 

To help you keep quickly up to date with employment law, we summarise the key developments arising from cases, guidance, legislation and consultations for this month.


evens kathrynInternal investigations into employee conduct are a sensitive business. If handled incorrectly, the consequences for all concerned can be serious. In this article, Senior Associate Kathryn Evens lays out her tips for ensuring the investigation is fair and robust.


 

DAVIES AngharadWelcome to April's In Brief employment law update. 

To help you keep quickly up to date with employment law, we summarise the key developments arising from cases, guidance, legislation and consultations for this month.


DALLIMORE HelenThere are a number of expected changes in employment law in 2018 and beyond and we have prepared a quick reference table so you can check you are up to date and ensure that your business is prepared for what is around the corner. 

The table below, prepared by Helen Dallimore, managing associate, looks ahead to future proposed changes. The expected dates are based on the previous government's announcements to date. 
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NEARY Richard 3x3 JACK Ellie 3x3Although restrictive covenants can be a powerful tool to protect a business's interests they are also a well-known source of contention and, as described in the case of Freshasia Foods Ltd v Jing Lu, are just as problematic now as they were 100 years ago. Richard Neary and Ellie Jack explore the issues arising from this ruling.


MAPLES Charlie 3x3 JOLLIFFE Arron 3 x 3When is a final warning not a final warning? Issuing a final written warning is often an important procedural step to achieve a fair conduct dismissal, however, it is not always clear cut whether a final written warning is sufficient to enable an employer to take the next step to dismissal. Charlie Maples and Arron Jolliffe consider a recent case that looks at this and identify some practical points for employers to take away.


All HR departments will be familiar with the standard language of a suspension letter telling the employee that suspension is a 'neutral act' and 'not a disciplinary sanction'.


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