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Case law: Employer’s unreasonable behaviour can affect ability to enforce post-termination restrictions

Employers seeking to enforce post-termination restrictions in employees’ contracts of employment should act proportionately, reasonably and fairly – or they will not be successful, a ruling makes clear.

An employer purported to change an employee’s contract of employment twice during her 10 years as an employee.… Read more

Posted on 28 September 2018 | 11:37 am

New guidance: Acas publishes new guidance on employment references

Employers will welcome new, online guidance from Acas, Employment References, setting out legal rules governing the giving of references about employees.

The guidance covers key issues such as:

  • Whether employers have to give a reference
  • What should be in a reference
  • When they can give a bad reference
  • Legal problems that can arise when giving a reference
  • How references and job offers interact

Note that the guidance does not cover the additional rules that must be followed by regulated firms in the UK, such as the Senior Managers and Certification Regime.… Read more

Posted on 28 September 2018 | 11:35 am

Case law: Unauthorised copying of another website’s content infringes copyright, says European Court

Webmasters should ensure that no images or other content on their websites have been taken from other sites without permission, as this amounts to copyright infringement.

A student in Germany used a photo taken from a travel website in a school project.… Read more

Posted on 28 September 2018 | 11:34 am