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Employment contracts: what employers need to know

If an employee has refused to sign an employment contract, does that mean the terms are invalid? Katie Mahoney, Senior Associate at Doyle Clayton, looks...

Unsigned contracts

Q: An employee didn’t sign an employment contract. He’s leaving to join a competitor. Can we rely on the restrictive covenants in his employment...

Employees with bright ideas: what rights do employers have?

The average employee suggests six ideas per year to their employer, but only 43% of those ideas are acknowledged, according to a survey by...

Restrictive Covenants: Mistakes not to make

Properly drafted restrictions protect an employer’s business relationships and confidential information so don't overlook them, says Melanie Stancliffe, Employment Partner at Irwin Mitchell LLP. Many employers...

Employers: How to stop a departing employee from poaching clients

Most employers will have a good sense of the key talent within their organisation – those employees who have the deep client or customer...

Dos and Don’ts of Restrictive Covenants in employment contracts

Restrictive covenants in employment contracts can prevent an employee from competing with an ex-employer after they have left a business, or stop an ex-employee...

Garden Leave: a thorny issue

Q: Can we put an employee on garden leave when the written employment contract does not mention garden leave? Ian Carey, Principal employment solicitor at...