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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Sickness absence

Two recent court decisions have highlighted issues surrounding sickness absence, which provide some very useful guidance for employers when dealing with this issue. The first of these concerned the contractual status of absence procedures and the second a situation in which an employee was exaggerating the severity of an injury.

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Trade Union Reforms Become Law

The Trade Union Bill, introduced by the UK Government in 2015, has received Royal Assent and is now the Trade Union Act.

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Employers Urged to Invest In Wellbeing of Employees

Employers are losing up to 27 days of productive time per employee each year as a result of high stress and lack of physical activity, new research has revealed.

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Restrictive Covenants – Exercise Restraint?

Restrictive covenants can be entered into employment contracts to limit the activities of employees when their employment ends. These can useful tools to protect trade secrets, confidential information and customers, particularly where senior or key staff are concerned. However, such covenants must be carefully drafted as they may constitute an impermissible restraint of trade and be held to be unenforceable.

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