201907.12

Restrictive Covenants ARE worth the paper they are written on

Restrictive covenants have long been perceived as not being worth the paper that they are written on, especially if they are too wide and prevent an individual from earning a living. Earlier this month the Supreme Court ruled that where restrictive covenants prevented an employee from being “concerned or interested” in a competitor for 6…

201907.10

#betsclosed #lastbets #bankbust

Why? At the end of last week, bookmaker William Hill made an announcement that 700 betting shops will close over the next few years resulting in up to 4,500 job losses due to reduced income from fixed-odds betting machine business. Hot on the heels of this surprise announcement came the news only hours ago that…

201907.05

#LGBT #Inclusivity #Pride2019 #LGBT&SexualHarassment

What is Pride #LGBT stands for #Lesbian, #Gay, #Bisexual and #Transexual and is used as a reference to the community comprising of these individuals. Preparations are underway for Pride 2019 in London this Saturday which marks the end of a month long celebration to recognise the impact that the LGBT community have had in the…

201906.25

#sexual harassment #itiswhatitis

The #MeToo hashtag has become globally renowned for all the wrong reasons over the past few years. It picked up momentum exposing the widespread prevalence of sexual discrimination in the workplace following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Since lifting the veil on what went on behind closed doors and what was often silences under cleverly drafted…

201906.20

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS

What is a settlement agreement? It is a contract between an employer and employee verified by a legal advisor and prevents an employee from making complaints to the Employment Tribunal about breach of his or her statutory rights or contractual rights. This includes, although it is not limited to claims for unfair dismissal, redundancy, unlawful…

201906.14

Diabetes Awareness Week 10-16 June 2019

The numbers The latest figures published by Diabetes UK in February 2019 estimate that a record £4.7 million people in the UK have now been diagnosed with diabetes. 1 in 10 over 40’s has type 2 diabetes, and by 2030 the numbers are expected to reach an eye watering £5.5 million. Diabetes explained There are…

201906.10

CURWENS EMPLOYMENT BLOG

Welcome to the first of many employment blogs from Curwens. Not only will we be providing regular updates on what’s what in the law, but also a run down of the most interesting employment cases in the news. The beginning of April every year usually sees a whole raft of employment law changes to include…

201906.04

The future is bright, the future may be no more section 21 notices!

A new form for section 21 notices has been introduced for evictions which can be found on the government website. However, the government will be consulting on whether section 21 notices should be banned entirely as it is reported that it is one of the biggest causes of families being made homeless. In Wales, plans…

201904.23

The Marriage Tax Allowance

For those who are married or in a civil partnership, it might be possible to claim up to £1,150 via a tax break called Marriage Tax Allowance (MTA). According to MoneySavingExpert.com up to 700,000 people are not claiming this allowance. It is worth noting that applicants might still be eligible to make claims even if…

201904.09

What happens to pets in divorce and separation?

It is currently National Pet Month which runs from 1 April to 6 May. With that in mind it seems to be an opportune time to consider what would happen to a pet in the event of a divorce or separation. Pets in this country are often treated like members of the family, sharing our…