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Holiday Pay & Overtime – to include or not to include?

Most employers will be aware of the continued uncertainty surrounding the calculation of holiday pay but we are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel.  The Employment Appeals Tribunal (“EAT”) recently concluded that regular payments for voluntary overtime must be taken into account when calculating holiday pay. The clarification comes after a …

Holiday Pay & Overtime – to include or not to include?

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Recruitment agency fee disputes: Do you abide by your own terms and conditions?

A recent case handled by Sherrards’ recruitment specialists, Barney Laurence and Hannah Jones, brought into sharp focus the importance of the client recruitment agency (“Company A”) following its own terms of business. Company A was engaged by Company B to source a candidate for a role. Company A supplied a quality candidate, whom Company B subsequently …

Recruitment agency fee disputes: Do you abide by your own terms and conditions?

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Invalidated non-compete clause: the Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd Judgment.

What was this case about? Ms Tillman began her employment with Egon Zehnder (EZ) in 2004, pursuant to a written contract of employment.  The contract included (as you would expect) post-termination restrictive covenants, which provided: “You shall not, during the course of your employment, directly or indirectly, hold or have any interest in, any shares …

Invalidated non-compete clause: the Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd Judgment.

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Legal directories – the bane of lawyers’ lives, or the way to the stars?

Head of International services, Paul Marmor, will be leading an IBA webinar on Tuesday 12 September on the benefits of Legal Directories. Paul and an expert panel will consider, with a global audience,  the significance of Legal Directories for attracting and retaining talent? How seriously do in house lawyers and General Counsel take Directories?  Do clients care? …

Legal directories – the bane of lawyers’ lives, or the way to the stars?

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Supreme Court rules Employment Tribunal fees unlawful

The Supreme Court yesterday has allowed an appeal by Unison, holding that the current Employment Tribunal fees regime is unlawful, contrary to EU law and indirectly discriminatory. It found that the current fees regime had the effect of preventing the access to justice. In addition, it found that it was indirectly discriminatory towards women as …

Supreme Court rules Employment Tribunal fees unlawful

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Landlords repair obligation “lessened”?

The Court of Appeal recently made it clear that despite there being an obligation on landlords to repair a property, this is not the same as an obligation to make the premises safe and that general defects did not have to be dealt with unless the premises were out of repair. The case (Dodd v …

Landlords repair obligation “lessened”?

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