On 6 April 2017, a new set of insolvency rules will hit the UK. Many people reading this may think this will be of little significance to them, but that’s not the case.
Many businesses aren’t prepared for death – caught out when the unforeseen departure of a director or shareholder becomes reality. The resulting problems not only impact the company but also the deceased’s loved ones and their employees, both of whom can be left with unwanted issues to contend with.
Michael Conway, an associate and chartered trademark attorney at intellectual property firm Haseltine Lake, discusses recent high-profile cases of Western brands protecting trademarks in China – and what it means for UK businesses thinking of operating in the country.
Describing it as a classic “business banana skin”, Ed Reeves explains why British employment law has caused him to get a bit of a bee in his bonnet.
The recent case of Kelly v PGA European Tour highlights the challenges companies face when attempting to encourage senior employees to change their approach or step down.
With 2017 set to be a busy year in terms of employment law – key changes include the introduction of mandatory gender pay gap reporting, the apprenticeship levy and the potential triggering of Brexit – we discuss some of the changes.
The government has listed the ten most outrageous excuses that “unscrupulous bosses” use to avoid paying their staff the National Minimum Wage.
News that a CitySprint worker has won the right to be called a worker, rather than self-employed, proves rulings are only going one way in the gig economy.
It’s the beginning of a new year and Finland plans to start it with a bang far mightier than any fireworks display. The country will become the first to introduce an unemployment pay scheme.
Across the economy, businesses are increasingly investing more in the knowledge economy.
Amid the headline-grabbing furore surrounding our exit from the European Union the government announced a positive move that will help make sure small and medium-sized business don’t feel the brunt of the late payment culture.
Donald Trump referred to Hilary Clinton, his female opponent in the US presidential election, as a “nasty woman”, a term I am confident he would not have used to describe a male candidate standing against him. A classic case of sex discrimination.