Oi, Gove, Shake It Off! It’s time for the legal profession to channel Taylor Swift
Legal Topics / Solicitors Journal

Oi, Gove, Shake It Off! It’s time for the legal profession to channel Taylor Swift

Supermarkets aren’t obliged to dispense free produce from their back doors, why should lawyers? It’s taken a short while for the recently installed justice secretary to get to grips with the challenges he will face in office, but oh, how he has come out fighting. Laying down the law like only a Lord Chancellor can, … Continue reading

How to manage atypical disciplinary processes
Employment Issues / Solicitors Journal

How to manage atypical disciplinary processes

When dealing with allegations of misconduct, all employers must understand what procedure will apply, how it will be managed, and by whom, advises Kevin Poulter Issues of misconduct can be difficult for employersto deal with, no matter what their size, sector, orpublic profile. The recent ‘dismissal’ of three judges and resignation of a fourth, involving … Continue reading

New York workers see income soar, but will the world follow?
Employment Issues / In the News

New York workers see income soar, but will the world follow?

The news that fast-food workers in New York State are likely to see their hourly pay rise from a minimum of $8.75 (£5.65) to $15 (£9.69) has sent shock waves though America. But will this unprecedented sector-specific pay increase be followed elsewhere around the world? I have previously considered the impact of the recommendation of the Fast-food Wages … Continue reading

BBC World Business Report: New York’s fast-food workers set for unprecedented pay-rise
Employment Issues / In the News

BBC World Business Report: New York’s fast-food workers set for unprecedented pay-rise

A wages board in New York State has recommended raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 per hour by 2018 in New York City and 2021 across the rest of the State. I joined the BBC World Business Report to discuss the impact of the move. Earlier this year, some cities including Seattle, San … Continue reading