Non-Compete Restrictions: An Uncertain Future
With a clear focus on trying to aid economic recovery, the Government has set its sights on reforming the law regulating non-compete restrictions in contracts of employment to remove the barriers they create to increased competition, innovation and ultimately, new jobs.
The Covid vaccination programme: A guide on how employers should respond
As the Covid vaccination roll out ramps up in the UK, we have answered some common questions to help provide clarity for employers regarding their responsibilities relating to employees and the vaccination programme.
Important insights for employers as we start 2021
Mid-lockdown and with many businesses working under remote or other difficult working conditions, we explore some important topics for employers to consider while continuing to navigate the impact of the pandemic.
Team Torque’s highlights from 2020
What a year 2020 has been. There have certainly been some firsts for employment lawyers including the introduction of ‘furlough’, yet it has been rewarding to be able to support our clients as we navigate the challenges the coronavirus pandemic has caused.
Impact of Brexit: Checking EU Nationals’ Right to Work in the UK
Freedom of movement between the UK and the EU is set to end on 31 December 2020. We set out below some common questions from our employer clients in relation to the impact that Brexit has had, and will continue to have, on right to work checks.
Data protection: New guidance for employers handling data subject access requests
It’s fundamental for businesses to protect employee and customer data from corruption, compromise or loss and if businesses are neglectful, not only can it have a real impact on the company’s reputation but they can also face significant fines.
Chambers and Partners 2021: Firm listing
It’s been a brilliant month for Team Torque with another prestigious ranking, this time in Chambers and Partners 2021! Listed at Band 2 for North and East Yorkshire and the only firm to have two ranked solicitors – Emma Whiting and Tiggy Clifford.
The importance of contingency planning for employers
Those of us who work and have children of school age already know, only too well, the critical importance of schools remaining open if we are to work productively either from home or in the office.
Reducing the impact of quarantine on your school or business
Given the significant potential impact on businesses and individuals how best can quarantine and the associated uncertainty as to which country may be “next on the list” be navigated?