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“Garden leave” or “gardening leave” is the practice of requiring an employee not to attend the employer’s premises for work during his or her contractual notice period. Instead, the employee is paid his or her full contractual salary to stay at home. The practice is often used where a senior or key employee resigns in order to join a competitor.
9 Sep 2019
A misconduct investigation at services giant KPMG into the use of WhatsApp messages by a senior manager has led to the departure of three top executives.
19 Dec 2017
Employees who are leaving under a cloud can cause problems, demonstrated recently when a Twitter employee hid President Trump’s account...
5 Oct 2016
New XpertHR Benchmarking research has found that most employers are happy with the way notice periods work at their organisation, ...
25 Jul 2016
XpertHR is running a short benchmarking survey on employee notice periods, focusing on resignations outside the probationary period.
21 Jun 2016
ON DEMAND | What happens when employees take holiday, fall sick, or have other reasons that affect their attendance?
1 Oct 2015
Employers that have not updated restrictive covenants in their employment contracts should do so as the jobs market improves, and...
23 Sep 2015
What do employers need to know about notice periods on the termination of employment? Ashok Kanani answers the top 10...
15 Sep 2015
As part of the Summer Budget, the Chancellor announced plans to change the tax treatment of termination payments and the...
29 Apr 2015
Recent statistics have indicated a rise in the number of attempts by employees or former employees to misappropriate an employer’s...
7 Jan 2015
The risk of employees using contact lists to poach clients when they leave an organisation is nothing new, but the...
16 Dec 2014
Meriel Schindler, head of employment at Withers LLP, looks at how employers should respond to employee resignations and how to...
29 Aug 2014
Restrictive covenants are one of the key weapons in the fight against unlawful competition by former employees. Drafting enforceable restrictions...
18 Dec 2013
Charles Wynn-Evans questions whether garden leave is all it is cracked up to be or if there are hidden pitfalls...
1 Dec 2011
Our HR director resigned a few weeks back and is completing three months’ garden leave. Her LinkedIn profile now claims...