HR Update: the importance of a signed contract, changing terms after a TUPE transfer, and when is a resignation not a resignation?
Fiona Hamor

What’s new

This month we look at new proposals for parental bereavement leave, help for parents and carers in the workplace, and the quarterly statistics from the Employment Tribunal. Read More

Case law review

Restrictive Covenants  

If an employer wants to have any chance of preventing an ex employee from using its confidential information or the customer connections which he or she built up whilst on its payroll to get ahead in a competing business, it must include post termination restrictive covenants in the contract of employment. What happens however when the employee has not signed the contract? This was the issue considered in the recent case of Tenon FM Ltd v Cawley. Read More


When is a resignation not a resignation?

In East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust v Levy the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether an employee had given notice of resignation from employment, or whether her employer had dismissed when it accepted that notice. Read More


Removal of a contractual travel allowance following a TUPE transfer  

In the case of Tabberer v Mears Ltd the EAT considered whether or not an incoming employer could lawfully discontinue an outdated contractual travel time allowance following a TUPE transfer. Read More


Tribunals can consider contractual terms in wages claims

In the case of Agarwal v Cardiff University and others, the Court of Appeal confirmed that tribunals can determine the terms of an employment contract in the context of a claim for unauthorised deductions from wages. Read More


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