Keeping it legal

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Recruiting the right person is a very difficult process. It takes skill, experience and a degree of luck to get right. In addition, you need to be careful to ensure your process does not fall foul of the law. Delivered by Will Winch, Mishcon de Reya.

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Keeping it legal

  1. 1. Keeping it legal Will Winch Mishcon de Reya Delivered at the seminar “How to Attract and Keep the Best Talent…For Less” on 19 March 2014 Organised by LoveWorkLife in partnership with Mercury xRM
  2. 2. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2014 MARCH 2014 KEEPING IT LEGAL A TALK BY WILL WINCH Keeping it legal
  3. 3. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2014 THAT’S JUST TYPICAL… SUBCONSCIOUS BIAS High Warmth Low Warmth Low Competency High Competency Pity Admiration Contempt Envy
  4. 4. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2014 DISCRIMINATION
  5. 5. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2014 SOCIAL MEDIA
  6. 6. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2014 PROVE IT…
  7. 7. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2014 HOW WILL THEY EVER KNOW? • Data Protection Act • Disclosure in litigation
  8. 8. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2014 LEGAL BAGGAGE ARE YOUR CANDIDATES FREE TO MOVE? • Implied duties • Fiduciary duties • Express duties
  9. 9. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2014 EXPRESS DUTIES WHERE TO FIND THE RESTRICTIONS • Contracts of employment • Deed of adherence / LLP deed • Handbook • Stock plan / bonus confirmation
  10. 10. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2014 FINANCIAL DISINCENTIVES • Bonus deferrals • Stock schemes: good leaver / bad leaver
  11. 11. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2014 WHEN IS THE LINE CROSSED WHILE EMPLOYED? • Competing and preparing to compete • Breach of fidelity an integral part of the move • Deceit • Bribery
  12. 12. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2014 POTENTIAL LIABILITY FOR YOU • Inducement to breach • Conspiracy
  13. 13. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2014 ARE YOU PROTECTED? • Are your contracts up to date? • Do you have a social media policy? • Do you have a database policy? • Are your post termination restrictions enforceable? • Have your key people signed their contracts?
  14. 14. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2014 THANK YOU Will Winch Solicitor will.winch@mishcon.com 0207 440 7292
  15. 15. This slideshow contains one of six presentations delivered at the seminar “How to Attract and Keep the Best Talent…For Less” on 19 March 2014. To access all six slideshows and to find out more about this and our other events, please contact LoveWorkLife: Click icons! 020 3145 0600 Organised by LoveWorkLife in partnership with Mercury xRM. Visit www.loveworklife.com and www.mercuryxRM.com

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