Latest Legal Updates from Kervin & Barnes

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Time to refresh some restrictive covenants?

6 April 2016

High Court case on the enforceability of restrictive covenants – dependent on when the restriction was entered in to, the clients that they seek to protect and remuneration offered to the individual for the duration of the restriction: Bartholomews Agri Food v Thornton.

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New Rates and Limits from 6 April 2016

15 March 2016

From 6 April 2016 there will be new rates and compensation limits in place for many employment law matters.

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Inadvertent breach of WTR?

8 March 2016

Annual leave entitlements for 1 April 2016 to 31 March 17 and statutory minimum.

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Holiday pay (again) and EAT decisions

24 February 2016

Legal update on holiday pay, commission and normal remuneration.

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£1.22 million for unfair dismissal

5 February 2016

An Employment Tribunal in Birmingham found that University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust unfairly dismissed Dr Raj Mattu by reason of his whistleblowing. Dr Mattu secured damages of £1.22 million from the Trust after a six-year legal battle and concerns that went back 15 years. His protected disclosures related to hospital over-crowding and associated […]

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Taxation of payments for “injury to feelings”

29 January 2016

Moorthy v Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs The Tax and Chancery Chamber of the Upper Tribunal (TCC) held a sum paid to an employee under a settlement agreement in respect of injury to feelings was not exempted from income tax under S.406 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (ITEPA). The Employment […]

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2015 Round up

22 January 2016

At the end of 2015 we gave a seminar to the CIPD rounding up the key employment law cases and matters of the year. If you would like to see a summary of the content from that event – please click through to Legal Updates and then click here.

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Whistleblowing in Mayfair

21 April 2015

Whistleblowing cases have frequently hit the headlines recently and often they involve the Financial Services Sector.  Public Concern at Work, the whistleblowing charity, conducted a survey of whistleblowers within the financial services sector between 2007 and 2012.  They found that whistleblowing in the financial services sector can be more challenging than in any other sector […]

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NEWSFLASH: Are you ready for the share?

31 March 2015

Time for a brief reminder of the employment law issue about to hit you very soon: Additional Paternity Leave is being thrown out of the window but parents will be able to take Shared Parental Leave instead.

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Equal Pay – Update

23 January 2015

Equal Pay Update – January 2015 Bonus season is approaching and some employees will inevitably get paid more than others.  Sometimes there is a good reason, but what about if the reason is gender? The Law Since 1970, men and women have been entitled to equal pay for equal work (that is: like work, work […]

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