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In broad terms, putting an employee on 'garden leave' means the employer sending the employee home on full pay during the employee's notice period. It...
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25th Sep
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An employee will be under certain implied duties during employment. These will vary depending on the seniority of the employee and whether he is...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note examines the various types of post-termination restrictions (restrictive covenants) that are typically found in contracts of...
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25th Sep
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For a post-termination restriction to be enforceable by the employer, it first has to be a contractual term; that is, incorporated into a contract...
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25th Sep
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Even if an employer is able to establish that it has a legitimate business interest to protect (see Practice Note: Legitimate business interest) it...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note examines the legal and practical issues that may arise when an employer (referred to in this note as the 'new employer') seeks to...
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25th Sep
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It is not inconceivable that the first indication an employer will have about potential competitive activity by an employee is when that employee...
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26th Sep
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In a team move two or more employees of the same employer leave that employer and either set up in business on their own account, or join one of their...
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Precedents
1 Post-termination restrictions 1.1 You undertake to the Company[ (for itself and as trustee and agent for each Group...
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26th Sep
Precedents
1 Restrictions on dealing in shares or with inside information 1.1 You will (and will procure that your connected persons,...
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Precedents
Insert defined term: Garden Leave any period during which the Company exercises its rights under Clause [insert relevant clause...
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Precedents
1 Warranties 1.1 You warrant and represent to the Employer that: ...
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Precedents
1 Confidential Information 1.1 In this contract 'Confidential Information' means: 1.1.1 information relating to...
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26th Sep
Q&As
What does the SRA say?The first question to consider whether solicitors or law firms are under any obligation is to ensure clients have freedom of...
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28th Sep
Q&As
What counts as confidential information? The legal definition of confidential information is information that is (i) confidential in nature, and (ii)...
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As noted in Practice Note: The duty of fidelity and fiduciary duties, the duty of fidelity implied into every contract of employment will generally...
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