‘Sexting’ schoolkids jeopardise future employment opportunities
Legal Topics / Social Media

‘Sexting’ schoolkids jeopardise future employment opportunities

A 14-year-old boy has been added to a national police database after sending a naked picture of himself to classmate via Snapchat. The uncontrollable rise in sexting amongst children must be tackled, but is punishment the right solution? Although the unnamed boy was not arrested or charged, the incident – which the police became aware … 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

IKEA raises pay for workers, but can small businesses afford to follow?
Employment Issues

IKEA raises pay for workers, but can small businesses afford to follow?

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has become the first large national retailer and household name to sign up to the Living Wage as campaigners try to encourage greater buy-in from employers across the country. Different to the national living wage announced by the Chancellor in the Summer Budget, the Living Wage is a campaign run by … Continue reading

Cyber security must be addressed in the board room
Legal Topics / Social Media

Cyber security must be addressed in the board room

In the wake of the Sony hack and other abuses of confidential information, cyber security is an issue that any business can ill afford to ignore. ¬†What’s more, there is free help available from the Government for small businesses under a revised voucher scheme. I recently attended a conference on cyber security, organised by the … Continue reading

Flexible working can benefit employers and employees
Employment Issues

Flexible working can benefit employers and employees

Research conducted by Mintel has found that two thirds of British workers consider flexible working to be the most important benefit to them. After the experience of the Tube Strike in London, I would suggest that flexible working arrangements can benefit organisations too. Rather than fighting through the crowds gathered at every bus stop and … Continue reading