Sharon Tan

Sharon Tan

McDermott Will & Emery

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Holiday Pay - Not As Bad As It Could Have Been

Yesterday, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) gave its long-awaited decision in Bear Scotland v Fulton and Ors on whether or not overtime should be included in holiday pay....more

11/6/2014 - Employment Tribunals Holiday Pay UK Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

Restrictive Covenants: An Important Reminder for Employers

The UK Court of Appeal has just handed down its decision in Rodgers v Sunrise Brokers LLP [2014] EWCA Civ 1373. Although the Court of Appeal rejected Mr Rodgers’ appeal in its entirety, it made some interesting observations,...more

10/28/2014 - Appeals Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Restrictive Covenants UK

Protecting Your UK Business Against Departing Employees

Departing employees can represent a significant threat to UK business. This is particularly so in the case of senior managers and employees who have access to confidential information or who exert influence over key...more

9/26/2014 - Non-Compete Agreements Non-Solicitation Agreements Restrictive Covenants

International News: Focus on Mining and Metals

In This Issue: - Features ..Investors in Africa Benefit from Regional Trading Blocs ..Understanding the COMESA Merger Control Regime ..Protecting Your UK Business Against Departing...more

9/17/2014 - Africa Brand China Coal COMESA Cross-Border Environmental Policies Metals Mining Multinationals Natural Resources Private Equity Trademarks UK

First Application of Alice Corp. Decision to Covered Business Method Patent Review

Stewart Title Guaranty Co. v. Segin Software, LLC - In determining whether a Covered Business Method (CBM) patent review should be instituted, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) referred to the Supreme Court’s...more

9/10/2014 - CLS Bank v Alice Corp Covered Business Method Patents Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Popular SCOTUS

The Notice Period: Employees Who Refuse to Work

If an employee walks out, refusing to work his notice period, can an employer elect to keep the contract of employment alive, without paying the recalcitrant employee? ...more

8/18/2014 - Breach of Contract Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing

UK Pensions Auto-Enrolment Scheme

A radical change to UK pension law is expected to affect tens of thousands of organisations with UK-based employees in 2014. This follows the imposition of an unprecedented obligation on employers to “automatically enrol”...more

8/13/2014 - Automatic Enrollment Pensions UK

A Member of a Limited Liability Partnership Can be a “Worker”

Background - The rights conferred on an individual working in the UK depend on his or her employment status. An individual can be: (a) an employee; (b) self-employed; or (c) a “worker”. Employees enjoy the greatest...more

5/21/2014 - Employee Rights Equity Partners Limited Liability Partnerships Members UK

UK Employment Tribunal Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Changes in Force From 6 April 2014

Three important legislative changes take effect on 6 April 2014 that will impact employment litigation and dispute resolution strategy in the United Kingdom....more

4/4/2014 - International Labor Laws UK

Update on Holiday Pay and Sickness: “Right to Carry Forward” Limited to Four Weeks Per Year

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has handed down an important decision for UK employers, limiting the right of workers to carry forward holiday entitlement accrued during a period of long-term sickness absence. ...more

8/8/2013 - Employment Tribunals EU Medical Leave UK Vacation Pay

Important Changes to UK Employment Law Effective 29 July 2013

Significant changes are being made to UK employment law with effect from 29 July 2013. These form part of a raft of legislative changes being introduced throughout 2013, details of which are summarised in the table that...more

7/25/2013 - Collective Redundancy Consultations New Legislation Settlement UK Unfair Dismissal Whistleblower Protection Policies

Change to UK Collective Redundancy Consultation Regime Now Confirmed

The UK Employment Appeal Tribunal (the EAT) has now published its judgment in litigation that resulted from the 2008 closure of Woolworths. It confirms initial reports of a significant change to the law on UK collective...more

7/5/2013 - Collective Redundancy Consultations Employment Tribunals EU Layoffs Notice Requirements

Important Changes to the UK Whistleblowing Regime

Important changes to the UK whistleblowing regime come into force today, 25 June 2013. Their effect is to close loopholes identified in earlier legislation and to bring the whistleblowing regime more into line with its...more

6/25/2013 - Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Disclosure EU Whistleblowers

Breaking News: When Do Employers Need to Collectively Consult?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) is reported to have handed down a decision, in litigation that resulted from the 2008 closure of Woolworths, which may mean a radical change to the law on collective redundancy...more

6/10/2013 - Collective Redundancy Consultations Employer Liability Issues EU

UK Employment Alert No 206: How to Terminate Employment and Exercise a Payment in Lieu of Notice Clause

The UK Supreme Court has provided guidance about two issues of importance for employers wishing to dismiss a UK employee: 1. What happens when an employer dismisses an employee in a manner that breaches the terms of the...more

1/4/2013 - Breach of Contract Employment Contract EU Hiring & Firing PILON Clauses Termination

European Court of Human Rights Finds That Greater Protections Are Required For The Political Beliefs Of UK Employees

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), in Redfearn v United Kingdom [2012] ECHR 1878, has held that employment law in the United Kingdom does not adequately protect individuals from dismissal as a result of their...more

11/27/2012 - EU Hiring & Firing Political Expression Termination

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