Product innovation is hard enough when people don’t copy you. Talking Tables director Mark McCormack told Real Business about his latest case of IP infringement.
An employee is leaving the business. You reach their final day without mishap. Then they pull a prank. What do you do? Should you let the prankster go quietly? Do you owe any duty of care to their future employer? How do you manage other potentially affected staff?
There have been calls for law regarding gig economy workers to be further clarified, especially after Uber lost its appeal against two drivers – and the potential IR35 changes that await in chancellor Philip Hammond’s next Budget.
When facing difficult times, restructuring the business to make efficiencies is often the only solution. Unfortunately, this can result in a human cost if it requires staff to be made redundant.
If you discover bribery or fraud in your organisation, is it best to notify the Serious Fraud Office, which has long encouraged self-reporting? You might think the answer is straightforward. The reality, however, is more complex and nuanced.
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 has ensured companies are held accountable for deaths resultant of management failings. Giles Ward, senior partner at Milners Solicitors, sheds more light on the subject.
Increased competition has seen businesses try to gain the upper hand even by trademarking shapes. Many fall flat due to one particular hurdle though, a recent court case pointed out.
GDPR, the implementation of stricter data regulations, draws closer at a time when numerous automated decisions are being made that impact on people’s lives, with algorithms determining everything from dating partners to credit scores (sometimes without our knowledge).
Julie Deane, CEO and founder of the Cambridge Satchel Company and Jeremy O’Hare, relationship manager at the British Library Business and IP Centre, share their top tips on mastering intellectual property so you don’t get caught out.
The shocking sexual harassment events which came to light in the Harvey Weinstein scandal of recent weeks, not to mention the subsequent reaction of women across the world, has signalled a sea change in attitudes towards acceptable standards of behaviour.
There are plenty of terms that describe the fact that someone has left your employ – and it’s the nature of their termination that truly sets them apart. That’s why we’re taking a look at the difference between firing staff and making them redundant.
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that spying on an employee’s Yahoo messenger account is a breach of human rights law which guarantees private communications. But what, exactly, is the significance of this decision?