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Conducting ‘off the record’ conversations with employees

Frequently, employers and employees may get to a point where ‘the writing is on the wall’ and it often suits both sides to have a frank discussion over what it…Read More

ORJ secures £9,500 for whistleblower

ORJ secured damages of £9,500 for an employee who was subjected to detriment having made a protected disclosure contrary to Section 47B of the Employment Rights Act 1996. The Facts…Read More

Setting Up In Competition With Your Employer Can Be A Criminal Offence

It is not a widely known by employees and employers alike that competing with your employer can be a criminal offence under the Fraud Act 2006. Competing with your employer…Read More

Dismissing Short Serving Employees

Employees with less than 2 years’ service generally cannot bring a claim for unfair dismissal. Our director of employment law Andrew Lester has set out in this article what employers…Read More

Business Goodwill and Confidential Information

ORJ’s Strategy for protecting Business Goodwill and Confidential Information I am often instructed by clients in connection with concerns over employees misusing or misappropriating confidential information, customer data and client…Read More

General Electric - Proposed Redundancies

Andrew Lester, Employment Law Director here at ORJ explains about the proposed redundancies at General Electric in Stafford, and how the process works in this scenario. General Electric announced in…Read More

What is IR35?

IR35 legislation was introduced in 2000 specifically to challenge the tax position of those individuals who provide their services via an intermediary service Company. The advantage to the individual of…Read More

What contract should I have in place to avoid the risk of IR35 applying?

If your business employs staff directly, or you're self-employed, here are two types of contracts that will help you to clarify how your business operates, in order to avoid the risk…Read More

How does HMRC determine employment status under IR35?

Crucial to the determination of whether IR35 applies or not is the question of ‘Whether an individual would (for tax or NICs purposes) have been an employee of the client…Read More

"Employment Tribunal Fees are Unlawful" - Supreme Court

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has held that the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeals Tribunal Fees Order 2013 is unlawful under both domestic and EU law. The Court…Read More