latest from wilkes

Race for Life - Wilkes Law Birmingham Race for Life 2016 (Friday, 27 May, 2016) - Once again this year ladies from Wilkes took part in the 5K Race for life run at Cannon Hill Park on Wednesday 25/5/16. So far they have raised a staggering £1030, £30 over their initial target! 100% of all donations …
Do-Employers-Have-to-Continue-to-Provide-Childcare-Vouchers-During-Maternity-Leave-thumb Do Employers Have to Continue to Provide Childcare Vouchers During Maternity Leave? (Thursday, 19 May, 2016) - During ordinary and additional maternity leave an employee is entitled to the benefit of all of the terms and conditions of her employment that would have applied had she not been absent, except those terms relating to her “remuneration”.  There …
Post-Termination-Restrictive-Covenant-in-Employment-Contract-Held-Not-Enforceable-thumb Post Termination Restrictive Covenant in Employment Contract Held Not Enforceable (Thursday, 19 May, 2016) - Whenever employees leave a company, there is often concern that they will attempt to take advantage of confidential information, strategic plans, customer and client details or other information about their employer’s business after the termination of their employment. The use …
Tougher-Enforcement-of-Tribunal-Awards-and-Settlements-Now-in-Force-thumb Tougher Enforcement of Tribunal Awards and Settlements Now In Force (Thursday, 19 May, 2016) - According to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), approximately one-third of employment tribunal awards went unpaid in 2013.  In light of this large proportion of unpaid awards, the government has launched a new scheme, penalising employers who fail …
Beware-Is-Your-Staff-Handbook-Contractual-or-Non-Contractual-thumb Is Your Staff Handbook Contractual or Non-Contractual? (Thursday, 19 May, 2016) - A recent Court of Appeal decision has held that the employer could not change an absence management policy in a staff handbook without the employees’ consent, because the policy formed part of the contract of employment. Pam Sidhu, Head of …