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Restrictive covenants factsheet

Restrictive covenants are contractual restrictions on the activities of employees after the termination of their employment, such as a restriction on an employee`s ability to compete with his/her former employer.

Adoption Rights Factsheet

Adoption Leave All employees automatically qualify for statutory adoption leave regardless of length of service provided the adoption is recognised by the statutory scheme and they have notified the adoption

Flexible working requests factsheet

Employees do not have a right to work flexibly, per se.However, qualifying employees have a statutory right under the Employment Rights Act 1996 to have their statutory requests for flexible

Information and Consultation Obligations

Both the transferor and transferee have separate obligations to inform and, usually, consult any of their employees who are affected by a TUPE situation.

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Public sector equality duty factsheet

Single Public Sector Equality Duty. The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) came into force on 5 April 2011. The PSED consists of a general equality duty, contained in


Relevant documents and preparing list of documents The documents you present to the Employment Tribunal are important, as they will explain your defence to the claims against you.  Usually the Tribunal

Employing people with criminal records factsheet

The Law in this area is contained in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 ("ROA") and the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions Order) 1975 ("Exceptions Order"). The effect of the Act

Paternity Leave Factsheet

Paternity leave may be available to an employee whose partner is having a baby or adopting a child.

Special Rules for Insolvency and TUPE

Where an undertaking is subject to certain formal insolvency proceedings, some of the rules under TUPE are modified to improve the prospect of the business in financial difficulty being sold

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Homeworking factsheet

The growth in the number of people working from home has been enabled by technological and legal advancements and driven by corporate initiatives such as “work life balance” and “flexible

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