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

Minimum wage protestors seek to influence corporate America
Employment Issues / 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

$1billion stolen from world banks in systematic hack
In the News / Legal Topics

$1billion stolen from world banks in systematic hack

The systematic theft of up to $10million a time has resulted in a reported 100 banks being stung across 30 countries worldwide. Kaspersky Labs has said that a ‘professional’ hacking group has used basic phishing style techniques to infiltrate banks in Russia, the US, China and the UK, watching and waiting for months before taking … Continue reading