Partner Anthony Sakrouge has featured in Corporate Live Wire having written an article discussing the proposed changes to non-compete clauses in employment contracts by the UK Government. The article highlights the potential introduction of a three-month statutory limit on non-compete clauses and its implications for employees, employers, and the enforceability of such clauses, emphasising the need for employers to adapt to these changes.
In practice, the affect of the change is likely to be that employers will place employees on garden leave more often or earlier, to keep them away from confidential information for longer, and may offer and impose longer notice periods for the same reason.
Anthony Sakrouge is in the employment law team, acting for employers of all sizes, senior executives and partners. He specialises in negotiations in relation to joining and leaving packages, disputes involving bonuses or entitlements under incentive plans or breaches of contract, in addition to discrimination and disciplinary issues.