Employees are protected by a number of statutory provisions. The Employment Rights Act 1996 provides employees with certain minimum rights in terms of their contract of employment and working conditions. There is a wealth of statutory authority providing employees with additional rights, for example in relation to health and safety in the workplace, discrimination and the national minimum wage.
Salaried workers who are provided with accommodation by their employers on the premises where they work are not entitled to be paid for time spent on call at night.
Clauses in contracts which purport to prevent people from working and earning a living are often referred to as restrictive covenants. Whether or not a restrictive covenant is enforceable will depend upon whether it is reasonable in the circumstances to restrict competition. Broadly speaking restrictive covenants can be found in two different types of document.
The purpose of this Briefing Note is to provide a summary of the effect of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (the “Regulations”) which came into force in April 2006.
This briefing note is of interest to all employers who provide employees with accommodation.
Employment of workers from outwith the EU has become all the more topical following the recent publicity surrounding a high profile politician’s failure to carry out the necessary checks before employing a housekeeper.
Turcan Connell is an independent law firm focusing exclusively on private clients and charities. Turcan Connell brings together a combination of skills and expertise unique in Scotland. These cover asset protection, land and property, succession, taxation, family law, employment law, trusts and charities and also investment management and personal financial planning, both of which are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
In the last ten years the media has been awash with stories of directors leaving their positions in disgrace yet with large payouts. The perception that these directors are being ‘rewarded’ for failure is a commonly held view and the public, quite justifiably, questions the appropriateness of these remuneration packages. In this article we will look at where the law stands on these payments and the rights of both the companies and the directors.