Forcing companies to publish men’s and women’s pay won’t give the full picture
Employment Issues / In the News / Solicitors Journal

Forcing companies to publish men’s and women’s pay won’t give the full picture

Employment law expert Kevin Poulter has said legislation forcing larger employees to publish gender pay gap information is a ‘step in the right direction’, but could become a ‘noisy distraction from the real issues.’ David Cameron announced this week that he will go ahead with plans to force firms to release data on differences between … Continue reading

Capping public sector redundancy payments is only half the story
Employment Issues

Capping public sector redundancy payments is only half the story

Sold as an end to ‘golden goodbyes’, a cap on redundancy payments for public sector workers is set to be introduced by legislation following promises made in the Queen’s speech. But the true impact will be felt much further. The Guardian reported that: A legally binding £95,000 cap is to be imposed on redundancy payments … Continue reading

Are emojis ever office appropriate? *arched eyebrow face*
Employment Issues / Social Media

Are emojis ever office appropriate? *arched eyebrow face*

Emojis, the ever-expanding range of pictorial icons used to supplement text-messages and social media, are entering workplace vocabulary. Is it time for businesses to embrace ‘text speak’ or should the office be emoji exempt? The news that 76% of U.S. workers use little yellow faces in their day-to-day work-related emails is at odds with the … Continue reading

Riding the social media roller coaster of ‘good taste’
Social Media / Solicitors Journal

Riding the social media roller coaster of ‘good taste’

It is no secret that social media offers a world of opportunity, from simple communications to sophisticated marketing. Sometimes, however, those opportunities are best left undiscovered, as one law firm found out all too well. Most of us will look at the message above, perhaps screwing our faces slightly or gently shaking our heads. On … Continue reading