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Protected: Brexit round-up: 24 May 2019

Welcome to this, our latest Brexit round-up. Each week we provide a succinct round-up of the latest news surrounding the Brexit process, so you can keep abreast of the issues which are likely to affect your organisation.

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Misuse of confidentiality clauses

The Government has completed a consultation into the use of confidentiality clauses and non-disclosure agreements in an employment context, with a view to proposing further regulation to prevent their misuse in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination.

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Employment Law Speed Read – 20/05/19

In the case of Bluestones Medical Recruitment Ltd v Swinnerton, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the approach that should be taken when determining whether a discretionary bonus can be varied to create a contractual bonus.

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Brexit round-up – 17/05/19

Welcome to this, our latest Brexit round-up. Each week we provide a succinct round-up of the latest news surrounding the Brexit process, so you can keep abreast of the issues which are likely to affect your organisation.

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Positive discrimination – can an employer go too far?

The introduction of gender pay gap reporting has encouraged many employers to take steps to improve diversity within their workforce. The Equality Act 2010 allows two types of positive discrimination – general positive action and the so-called tie-breaker provisions.

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Employment Law Speed Read – 13/05/19

In Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v Crawford, the Court of Appeal held that the right to compensatory rest under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) does not need to be an uninterrupted break of 20 minutes but can instead be a series of shorter breaks which total 20 minutes or more.

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