Diverse parental leave options

Parental Leave Permutations

The entitlements under the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987 are not easily summarised. The best summary I have seen is this table issued by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Yet, you almost need a degree to interpret it. However, that’s not the fault of the Ministry – it is a complicated […]

Do I Need a Code of Conduct?

No, you don’t need one. But there are good reasons why you would want one. As I have explained elsewhere, if you employ staff, you are legally obliged to be a good communicator. You must talk to them. And your work policies, company manuals, and codes of conduct are ways of communicating something to your […]

What Does It Mean To Solicit Clients?

Sometimes your job can curtail your freedom when you decide to leave. This can happen when you agreed to a restraint of trade clause in your employment agreement. Restraint of trade clauses can take various forms. One common restriction prohibits you from soliciting your former employer’s clients or customers for a period of time after […]