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.
Employment status is big news at the moment, with what seems to be a continuous stream of challenges questioning the status of workers and the self-employed. We’ve all heard in the press about the Deliveroo and Uber challenges, but what does this mean to the everyday Joe? Employment lawyer, Christine Slevin, takes a closer look.
Office banter or a breach of the Equality Act 2010?
All too often, an employment lawyer hears the phrase “but it was just office banter” - usually a warning sign that something offensive has happened in the workplace. Employment lawyer, Karen Cole, explores this issue, with surprising findings.
Safeguarding’s vital when appointing others to act
Increasing numbers of people are taking advantage of a simplified online process to make a Lasting Power of Attorney, which enables others to manage their affairs if they become unable to do so themselves, but alongside there is a surge in reports of abuse by attorneys. “It’s important to get guidance and set safeguards in place when permitting others to manage your affairs.” says private client specialist, James McMullan who explains how the process works and the ways in which you can protect yourself.