Supreme Court rules for the employer

Supreme Court rules for the employer

The UK Supreme Court has enhanced employers’ ability to enforce contractual clauses that restrict employees from leaving to work with competitors. Such clauses are often known as non-compete clauses. They can be vital to prevent key staff from damaging a business...

Act now in readiness for 2020 and the Good Work Plan

Act now in readiness for 2020 and the Good Work Plan

Blog July 1st, 2019. By Karen Coleman, Employment Law specialist. The Good Work Plan sets out our vision for the future of the UK labour market. Government Minister Greg Clark says the plan is a “vision for the future of the UK labour market,” adding that this should...

Latest holiday pay ruling

Latest holiday pay ruling

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has added a further complication to the holiday pay debate, holding that a group of police officers and civilian employees were entitled to backdated additional holiday pay to reflect overtime worked  even though there was a...

Tribunal delays – too few judges?

Since tribunal fees were abolished, the increase in the number of cases being brought to the tribunals has resulted in outstanding cases growing by 53% from 2017 to 2018, alongside a 23% increase in the number of new claims received. This has led many academics to...

Workers being monitored by artificial intelligence

Workers being monitored by artificial intelligence

At this very moment, it is estimated that around 130,000 people within the UK are being monitored by artificial intelligence in a bid to ‘boost productivity’ according to their employers.  Most are being monitored by the growing Isaak system designed by London company...