Zuckerberg’s resolutions for Facebook’s newsfeed. What should we expect?
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Zuckerberg’s resolutions for Facebook’s newsfeed. What should we expect?

Mark Zuckerburg has started the new year with a resolution to take Facebook back to basics and to ensure that time spent on the social media monolith is ‘time well spent’.  For Facebook, this starts with an updated news feed. Rather than seeing viral videos and promoted news content, we should expect to see and … 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

Charity hit by animal welfare ‘hacktivists’ forced to cancel fundraiser
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Charity hit by animal welfare ‘hacktivists’ forced to cancel fundraiser

A children’s charity fundraising night at the local dog racing track has been cancelled following an online campaign by an animal welfare group. Once again, social media has taken centre stage. The Brighton based Rockinghorse charity, which raises money for seriously ill children, has been cancelled the event after a social media campaign by the … 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

EU migrants can be refused benefits, in some circumstances
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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

Employee shareholders: a new way of working
Employment Issues / In the News

Employee shareholders: a new way of working

I was invited to join the BBC’s Your Money programme (video below) to discuss the introduction of employee shareholders under the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013.  Although the provisions are introduced from 1 September 2013, there remains some uncertainty about how they will change we work and how many employers will embrace them. In essence, this is … Continue reading