Law matters – employment law for start-ups & SMEs video
Employment Issues / Legal Topics / Social Media

Law matters – employment law for start-ups & SMEs video

I joined Ellie Silson at Sage UK’s London office to introduce employment law issues for SMEs and start-ups in a short video for Facebook Live. We talk about the importance of contracts and getting them right from the start; what issues employers need to look out for in the coming year and the effect of … 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

What can we learn from Sony’s hacking misfortune?
In the News / Social Media

What can we learn from Sony’s hacking misfortune?

Sony hit the headlines last year with the comedy film, The Interview, in which a TV reporting crew are enlisted to assassinate North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.  This time, however, the risk of publicity overshadowing the James Franco and Seth Rogan film has been realised and, despite a boost from the news stories surrounding its release, … Continue reading

Cold calling – Britain starts fighting back
Alan Titchmarsh Show / In the News / Legal Topics

Cold calling – Britain starts fighting back

In my first weekly appearance on The Alan Titchmarsh Show I joined journalist Fiona Foster to discuss the growing problem of cold calling, especially for the elderly and vulnerable (view below).  New research Which? suggests that in June this year, an estimated 700million nuisance calls were received by people in the UK.  Calls range from live … Continue reading

Update: More arrested for inciting racial or religious hatred on Twitter
Employment Issues / Social Media

Update: More arrested for inciting racial or religious hatred on Twitter

It has been widely reported that more people have been arrested for making alleged offensive comments on social media sites following the attacks in Woolwich, London this week. Following complaints from members of the public, a 23-year-old and a 22-year-old, from the Bristol area were held by Avon and Somerset Police on suspicion of inciting … Continue reading