Employment law update | Gannons Commercial Law Solicitors in London


(8:30 am-10:00 am)
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Royal College of Paediatrics
5-11 Theobalds Road,

Employment law update – a practical guide to recent and upcoming changes 2018

If you are an employer or own an SME this seminar is of interest.  Gannons will take a practical look at recent and upcoming developments in employing staff.

  • Employee competition – recent cases have had a serious impact on non-compete covenants, making them completely unenforceable in many cases. Are yours affected and if so, what can you do about it?
  • Taxation of termination payments – changes to the tax rules in April have made it more difficult to use the £30,000 tax free lump sum exemption. Employers are risk of the get it wrong.  What do you need to do to comply and why might you need to update your employment contracts?
  • Monitoring employee communications – a recent European case has clarified the employer’s duties when monitoring communications. We will look at practical steps to take to allow you to monitor and then rely on employee communications.
  • No Oral Modification clauses – many employment (and other) contracts contain a term saying that changes that are not in writing are invalid. These were always thought to be ineffective – but the Supreme Court has just changed the law.  Do your contracts have this clause?  If so, what is the effect?  If not, should they?
  • The new Trade Secrets Regulations are going to affect the law on confidentiality and trade secrets. We will look at how they may affect you.
  • Garden leave – when an employee resigns you might want them not working but also not available for the competition – the solution is garden leave. But can you compel an employee to go on garden leave, even if it is in the contract?  If they walk out, can you enforce it by an injunction?

How to book

This is a free event but is always over subscribed.   Please contact by email Julie Greenwood to check availability : jg@gannons.co.uk

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  • “Very well prepared. Very easy to understand, provided clear information and helpful guides”. Alison Mcgaughey, General Pharmaceutical Council
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  • “Excellent. Plenty of food for thought”. Clare Kissane, Director, Unbiased.co.uk
  • “Excellent, Catherine is very knowledgeable on the subject, she delivered. Very informative”. Helen Roberts HR Manager, JBW
  • “Speaker very good at pitching the topic at a level that was easily understood. Had good knowledge of both tax/legal aspect of the topic”.
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  • “Fantastic. Catherine was superb as always!”

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