Monthly Professional Services Newsletter February 2014
Published 3 February 2014
It might be grey and dull outside but it's been lively in employment law this month.
We've already alerted you to the fact that the Woolworths collective redundancy case, which looks at what constitutes an establishment for the purposes of collective consultation, has been referred to the ECJ.
On the issue of restructuring, the new Collective Redundancies and TUPE Regulations largely came into force on Friday. While not as far reaching as we first thought there are some significant changes which we highlight below. Cases on protecting an employers business are coming thick and fast at the moment.
We highlight one case below in which the High Court upheld the post termination restrictive covenants despite the fact that some of the information they were trying to protect was available on social media sites.