Should all contracts of employment contain restrictive covenants?

No, not if you want them to be effective. The problem. If your business has ever been damaged by a former employee joining a competitor, it may be tempting to place a restrictive covenant in all employment contracts to prohibit working for a competitor. The law. The purpose of a restrictive covenant is to protect the business from harm. However, they have their limitations and they must be precisely drafted. Courts apply a literal rather than a flexible approach. If you get it wrong, the court...

How should you process employee health information?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018. Many of you will have terms in your contracts or sickness absence policies that require employees to consent to a medical examination. The problem. You will need to differentiate between consent to a medical examination and your lawful basis for processing personal data in medical reports. Obtaining a medical report amounts to processing personal data for the purposes of GDPR and information about an employee's...