With businesses more likely to use digital contracts, the potential for confusion has multiplied. Terms can now be hidden away in a hyperlink, and the signatory is expected to read all the terms linked to, even when these could be open to change or too general for certain parties.
Companies in the EU are free to ban the wearing of a headscarf, or other political, philosophical or religious signs, if it in line with internal rules.
The world of mergers and acquisitions can often be a murky one, so what can SMEs learn from the failled attempt by Kraft Heinz to snap up Unilever?
While the self-employed helped Britain’s economic recovery, Charlie Mullins believes legislation is needed to ensure the paying of tax is better monitored.
Continuing with her series of articles charting the end of her furniture building business, Jan Cavelle describes how toxic members of staff created a self-perpetuating cycle of violence and destruction.
If you had a bet on reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw eating pie during the FA Cup’s Sutton v Arsenal match then you may have won a hefty sum. He did exactly that – but the incident led to a few employment law queries, and his resignation.
Securing trademarks is the most effective way of maintaining the reputational value of your business, whether you’re a small startup or a huge, world-renowned brand.
Departing employees are often well-placed to make use of confidential information. That’s where restrictive covenants come in.
Last week Matthew Taylor, CEO of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, embarked on a tour for his review of employment practices. After my experience at the Court of Appeal, I’m looking forward to talking with him – that includes the topic of the self-employed tradesperson.
On the back of his Court of Appeal knock back, Charlie Mullins exclusively tells Real Business why he still believes his stance on employment law is right.
Some 2,200 graduate jobs went unfilled last summer due to students rejecting a previously accepted offer at the last minute – or even simply not turning up for their new job. This trend has been called gazumping.
Putting together a dress code that’s fair and reasonable in the eyes of the law can be a tough task. Even though most have only the best of intentions, many employers fall foul and end up in dispute with members of their workforce.