Developments in health and safety law for the energy sector | Burges Salmon

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The effect of health and safety legislation is increasingly being felt by the energy sector, and particularly the alternative energy sector as it has expanded into larger projects over the past few years. The health and safety arena is entering a period of change following Lord Young’s Report (the Report) and the Comprehensive Spending Review …

Side Agreements in the UAE: Reconciling with the Companies Law | The In-House Lawyer

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In the UAE it is common knowledge that many limited liability companies (LLCs) are in fact owned and managed by foreign shareholders, though the legal ownership may reflect differently. It is common for the shareholders to execute ‘side agreements’, as they are commonly known, between them to mirror their real understanding of the ownership and …

Employee competition: how to avoid it | Boekel

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How can employers prevent their employees from competing with them when their employment contracts end? A non-competition and/or non-solicitation clause often solves this problem, but restrictions also apply to former employees who are not bound by such clauses. Both situations are addressed in this article.

Whistleblowers, WikiLeaks and corporate confidence: how to protect your brand | Schillings

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With the recession biting infto Britain’s workforce, the number of disgruntled employees and ex-employees is ever-increasing, as are the means for them to vent their frustrations against their employers in public. This article examines how you can prepare yourself and what you can do to stem the leaks. It is easier than ever to disseminate …