In the latest of our GDPR doctors features, in which our legal and technical experts explain what companies should know ahead of GDPR’s arrival on 25 May 2018, Mark Weston of Hill Dickinson gives more detail on B2B transactions.
The newest court case, involving IBM, Microsoft and a chief of diversity, highlights the increasing importance companies are placing on diversity hiring.
January’s headlines were dominated by a food hygiene scandal at one of the UK’s most prominent meat suppliers. The revelations have driven food safety to the top of the agenda for European FMCG companies.
Primark landed itself in hot water, after failing to protect one of its transgender employees from the abuse of colleagues. The company promptly found itself in court, slapped with a gender reassignment discrimination badge. There is, of course, a lesson to be learned.
Prime minister Theresa May has repeatedly confirmed her intention to create a hostile environment for illegal migrants. But whilst the word “illegal” might conjure up an image of clandestine entry, it’s surprisingly easy for a law-abiding individual to be labelled as such.
Not only can injured employees be bad for a company’s morale and reputation, but with the surge of personal injury claims in recent years, it can prove to be costly. The team at LegalExpert.co.uk reveal what you need to know as an employer.
In years gone by, what might need protecting may have been based more on tangible items like new pieces of machinery. Now, intangible items like digital innovation are a major source of wealth for businesses which also need protecting.
For businesses of any size, running commercial disputes through litigation or arbitration has always been a pain in the neck. Apart from the hassle, the absorption of management time and the real psychological stress of possible court appearances, the financial fall-out can be terrifying.
Should SME employers have a founders’ agreement? As lawyers we would answer in the affirmative. The question then is: “What should be included in the agreement?”
As 2018 gets underway, in-house legal departments are facing new resource challenges, with the potential for technology evolving and the regulatory burden increasing. In charge of this is the general counsel – the chief lawyer.
After running into financial difficulties in 2017, Carillion has gone into liquidation. While often bandied around in the news, it’s not a term you’ll find explained, which has left some to ponder the difference between words such as liquidation and administration.
The start of a new venture, particularly a joint one, is an exciting time. Often the formalities of how the business should be set up are forgotten in lieu of getting it off the ground. But there are reasons why you need a partnership agreement from the get-go.