Though the concept of intellectual property has been around since the early 18th century, current copyright laws are struggling to catch up with digital. So, with the EU rolling out legislation that could affect how we use everything from memes to emojis, how – asks Evangelos Kyveris – can you make sure you’re using online content correctly and protecting your innovations?
April showers employers with a raft of new legislation
Gender pay gaps, itemised payslips and what to do about working rights for EU citizens – these are some of the issues looming large for employers over the coming weeks, with April ushering in many significant dates for new and amended employment legislation.
A simple business tip: prepare for the unexpected!
Business continuity planning may range across various disaster scenarios - from cyber-attack to fire or flood - but can overlook the obvious, which is how the business will cope if the owner isn’t available to manage financial matters and decision making.
What are the automatically unfair reasons for dismissal?
In general, to bring an unfair dismissal claim, an employee must have worked for an employer for at least two years. In certain circumstances, however, the law offers employees protection against unfair dismissal, regardless of their length of service.