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Richard  Gvero

Richard Gvero

Joint Senior Partner and Head of Employment
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As the summer draws to a close and interns go back to college, it's worth highlighting a potential problem with the internship concept.

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The power of contractual restrictions preventing former employees from wreaking havoc with customers and sensitive commercial information is often underestimated.

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The long awaited Taylor review on working practices in the UK was published on Monday 11 July. It looked closely at the much talked about "gig economy" comprised of some 1.1 million workers such as Amazon and Hermes couriers and Uber taxi drivers. Such workers are currently classified as self employed and therefore do not enjoy the employment rights of employees and workers and have no guarantee of any work.

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The hung parliament result we have all been talking about means that it is difficult to assess the extent to which the Conservatives' plans for employment law reform will come to fruition. However, the manifesto was full of promises, some of which would have left employers a little concerned.

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Family businesses are so important to commerce but without sensible protective steps they can easily implode and in the process destroy the family relationships on which they were founded. So how can you pre-empt these issues if they arise, and manage them effectively to avoid nuclear fallout?

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Recruitment firms have been urged to check their contracts in light of changes set to be ushered in as part of wider reforms to trade union laws.

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With the summer finally upon us and the Euro 2016 football tournament well under way, employers across the UK are likely to encounter an increasing number of staff ‘pulling a sickie’. Unpredictable and irregular time off can have a serious impact on an organisation’s wellbeing – particularly when repeat offenders are involved.

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Euro 2016 begins today, and employers across the UK are advised to prepare for some flexibility and employee absences.

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An employment tribunal has awarded a female tour guide a £38k pay-out following a discrimination dispute between the guide and her ‘bully’ boss.

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An employment tribunal has found that Footballer Jonas Gutierrez was scrapped by Newcastle United due to a testicular cancer diagnosis.The 32-year-old midfielder said that the management ensured that he failed to make enough appearances on the pitch on purpose to avoid triggering a £2 million one-year contract extension.

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Since December 2014 employers, employees and GPs have been able to access a helpline manned by occupational health professionals to obtain free health and work advice. Free referral for occupational health assessment will be available before the...
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It was a worrying moment for employers when the EAT handed down its decision in November in Bear Scotland Ltd –v- Fulton and others on the calculation of holiday pay. As we reported at the time overtime and holiday pay: a ticking...
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It was a worrying moment for employers when the EAT handed down its decision in November in Bear Scotland Ltd –v- Fulton and others on the calculation of holiday pay. As we reported at the time overtime and holiday pay: a ticking...
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It was a worrying moment for employers when the EAT handed down its decision in November in Bear Scotland Ltd –v- Fulton and others on the calculation of holiday pay. As we reported at the time overtime and holiday pay: a ticking...
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4 November brought a controversial Employment Appeal Tribunal decision in relation to overtime and holiday pay which could have major financial implications for many businesses. Essentially, it was decided that payments for overtime that the worker is...
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You really do not have to put up with competitors or former employees gaining unfair competitive advantage by stealing your business information and trying to capitalise on trading relationships that you have developed and invested in. You need to make sure...
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Hertford-based solicitors firm Longmores is advising employers of a new legal ruling which could have implications for the way in which they recruit staff, subject to a possible appeal by the government. The Court of Appeal ruled that a law requiring people...
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Hertford law firm Longmores has been awarded a coveted place in one of the legal industry’s leading directories. Longmores, which has been serving the local community and beyond since the late 1700s, is featured in the Chambers UK...
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