Employment is one of the fastest changing areas of law. No employer – from the smallest family run business to the largest multinational organisation can afford to fall behind or get the law wrong.
In this workshop we will be looking at the thorny issue of when to give references to prospective employers of your staff –what to say and leave out and the potential cost to your business of getting it wrong.
We will look at how you can minimise the risks and the threats to your business of key staff leaving and setting up in competition themselves or joining a rival company and taking customers and staff with them. All too often though, employers have either poorly drafted and therefore ineffective provisions or no contractual restrictions at all, potentially leading to financial loss and damage to their business.
How can we help you? Hosting a FREE* Employment Seminar
In order to help our clients, White Horse Employment are partnering with Forrester Sylvester Mackett Solicitors to deliver a FREE* Employment Law Seminar that will guide you through employment law relating to references and “restrictive covenants”. This workshop will look at the fundamentals of drafting restrictive covenants and provide guidance on how they may be used effectively to protect a business using case studies and practical exercises.
If you are a business owner, HR Professional, Director or Manager who oversees employees, you will find this informal presentation of great benefit.
Thursday, 24th October 2013, 9.30am – 11.30am, Registration: 9.00am Cumberwell Park, Bradford-on-Avon
Why should you attend?
By the end of the workshop, your delegates will understand:
- When you must give a reference for an employee, what you should and shouldn’t say and the consequences of getting it wrong.
- Issues of confidentiality, trade-secrets and restrictions on an employee’s activities.
- What limited protection employers have in the absence of written contractual restrictions.
- Have a working knowledge of the types of information that an employer can seek to protect.
- The technicalities of how the parties enter into contractual restrictions at the outset of employment, during employment and once someone leaves.
- The relationship with other elements of the contract of employment, for example notice requirements and “garden leave” provisions.
- The procedure for enforcement of restrictive covenants in the courts. How far does flexible working extend?