Keeping it Legal - Jennifer Millins – Mishcon de Reya

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Keeping it Legal - Jennifer Millins – Mishcon de Reya

  1. 1. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2013 4 JUNE 2014 RECRUITMENT INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE RECRUITER Keeping it legal Jennifer Millins, Legal Director
  2. 2. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2013 THAT’S JUST TYPICAL… SUBCONSCIOUS BIAS High Warmth Low Warmth Low Competency High Competency Pity Admiration Contempt Envy
  3. 3. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2013 DISCRIMINATION
  4. 4. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2013 SOCIAL MEDIA
  5. 5. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2013 PROVE IT…
  6. 6. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2013 HOW WILL THEY EVER KNOW? • Data Protection Act • Disclosure in litigation
  7. 7. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2013 LEGAL BAGGAGE ARE YOUR CANDIDATES FREE TO MOVE? • Implied duties • Fiduciary duties • Express duties
  8. 8. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2013 EXPRESS DUTIES WHERE TO FIND THE RESTRICTIONS • Contracts of employment • Deed of adherence / LLP deed • Handbook • Stock plan / bonus confirmation
  9. 9. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2013 FINANCIAL DISINCENTIVES • Bonus deferrals • Stock schemes: good leaver / bad leaver
  10. 10. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2013 WHEN IS THE LINE CROSSED WHILE EMPLOYED? • Competing and preparing to compete • Breach of fidelity an integral part of the move • Deceit • Bribery
  11. 11. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2013 POTENTIAL LIABILITY FOR YOU • Inducement to breach • Conspiracy
  12. 12. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2013 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?
  13. 13. WWW.MISHCON.COM ©MISHCON DE REYA 2013 THANK YOU Jennifer Millins, Legal Director 0207 440 7137 jennifer.millins@mishcon.com ANY QUESTIONS?

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