Recruitment Watch
Issue 7

Are your new restrictive covenants enforceable?

The High Court appears undecided as to when an employer can enforce restrictive covenants that have been introduced part-way through an employment relationship. The case of Decorus v Mr Penfold and Procure Store Limited at the end of last year contradicts another recent judgment with remarkably similar facts, that of Re-Use Collections Limited v Sendall.

The Insider Threat

The greatest cyber threat to companies is not, as might commonly be assumed, from outside interference, but from people within the organisation itself – so called "insiders". In the 2016 IBM Cyber Security Intelligence Index, it was reported that 60% of all cyber-attacks were carried out by insiders.

What next for IR35 and Public Sector Assignments?

The Chancellor confirmed in the 2016 Autumn Statement that the proposed changes to the IR35 tax legislation for public sector assignments will go ahead in April 2017.

Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 aims to combat two of the biggest human rights challenges of our time, the crimes of slavery and human trafficking. Under the Act, certain businesses have a legal duty to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place anywhere within their organisation or in their wider supply chains.