Now and Next

Some business owners are experiencing a pause while their employees are on furlough and the business is quiet. Of course, there are always things to do and it’s a good opportunity to catch up on some housekeeping matters. Priorities will range from tasks in the office, contacting clients, taking care of your employees’ wellbeing, keeping... Read more »

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To furlough or not to furlough?

Furlough may not have been a familiar word until recently, but it is now being used with abandon to describe a status that can help businesses and their employees during the current pandemic. Wikipedia informs me that the word furlough originates from the Dutch word verlof which means ‘leave of absence’ and this sums the... Read more »

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How enforceable are restrictive covenants?

Restrictive covenants form part of an employment contract and aim to restrict an employee from certain activities once they leave their employment. These restrictions are put in place when employees hold company confidential information and/or have close relationships with clients, candidates, and other employees. Restrictive covenants provide an aspect of protection of the company’s legitimate... Read more »

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Before you sign on the dotted line…..

Contracts may bore you to tears, but they are crucial to establish the basis of your employment relationship. You may be feeling elated because you’ve been offered a new job. When the contract arrives you may be tempted to simply check that the salary is what you’ve discussed and the job title is correct, however... Read more »

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