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Minimum wage protestors seek to influence corporate America
Employment Law / In the News

Minimum wage protestors seek to influence corporate America

Is the introduction of a standard minimum wage always bad for business?  Studies can argue either way, but the long term social and cultural impact of a minimum hourly rate can be seen in nearly all developed countries.  The teething pains can be acute, however, especially in the service sector. On a global level, the right … Continue reading

Mobile operators plan to block mobile advertising
In the News / Social Media Law

Mobile operators plan to block mobile advertising

Whether it is a win for the consumer or a warning to Google, the possibility of blocking mobile advertisements could be the biggest game-changer in marketing since the introduction of mobile advertising less than ten years ago. It is estimated that the mobile internet market is worth $69billion this year alone, with that set to rise … Continue reading

Was it worth the wait? Apple launches its smartwatch
In the News / Social Media Law

Was it worth the wait? Apple launches its smartwatch

After years of conspiracy theories, anticipation and disappointment, Apple finally launched its catchily named AppleWatch on 24 April 2015.  Will this change the horological world the way that the iPhone changed the mobile marketplace, or is this one innovation too far? First indications are that the AppleWatch will dominate the smartwatch market from day one.  … Continue reading

Office politics – avoiding clashes in the run up to GE2015
Employment Law / In the News

Office politics – avoiding clashes in the run up to GE2015

 As we move ever closer to election day, the dangers of discussing politics in the office, the pub or at home become ever more present.  Sometimes the stakes can be high.  Thinking about this, I recently wrote a feature for City AM’s Office Politics section, discussing political ding-dongs, in the office.  The article is reproduced … Continue reading

Zero hours contracts: a 2015 general election hot potato
Employment Law / In the News

Zero hours contracts: a 2015 general election hot potato

In the run-up to the UK General Election, last month I wrote a feature for Real Business which is reproduced below.  Following last week’s first TV ‘debate’ which saw both David Cameron and Ed Miliband declare they could not work under zero hours contracts, it is likley that both parties manifestos will address this thorny … Continue reading

EU migrants can be refused benefits, in some circumstances
General Legal / In the News

EU migrants can be refused benefits, in some circumstances

An opinion coming from one of Europe’s most senior lawyers may impact on the UK election and throw into question what rights European migrants have in their host countries. Following hot on the heels of last year’s European Court of Justice decision in Dano -v- Jobcenter Leipzig, the latest opinion of the Advocate General has suggested that if a … Continue reading