Employment Law

Non-compete clauses: call for evidence

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is seeking views on whether non-compete clauses prevent people from starting up their own business after leaving a job.

The Scotland Bill – Consultation on Draft Order in Council for The Transfer of Specified Functions of the Employment Tribunal to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland

The Smith Commission recommended that the management and operation of all reserved tribunals (which includes administrative, judicial and legislative powers) be devolved to the Scottish Parliament.

As a result, the Scottish Government is seeking views on a draft Order in Council that makes provision to transfer specified functions of the Employment Tribunal to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland. The proposed transfer of functions would allow the First-tier Tribunal to hear Scottish employment cases (as defined in the draft Order), along with a number of cases that do not fit within that category but which have a sufficient link to Scotland and should therefore be heard in a Scottish tribunal.