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Press11 April 2022
The right to request flexible work arrangements is set to become a reality this year for Irish employees, with the Government due to implement the EU's Work Life Balance Directive.
The government’s latest thinking on its new infrastructure levy: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine
Press28 March 2022
The government’s proposed new infrastructure levy is one of the few remaining measures from the planning white paper. Insiders say ministers are considering ways that the levy could boost affordable housing delivery via a “formulaic approach” to the issue but there are still concerns over how it will handle the need for on-site provision.
Press24 March 2022
Ads by major brands including Innocent Drinks, Oatly, Hyundai and Shell have been ruled ‘greenwashing’ by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), as the watchdog continues to crack down on misleading environmental claims, saying it “won’t hesitate to take action against any ads that break our rules.”
Press14 March 2022
There are many visions of the metaverse, which is essentially a virtual world that incorporates virtual reality where people can meet and interact. For many employers, the earliest glimpse of the metaverse may be the use of virtual reality systems in conferences and events.
Harmful ads and scams to be included in Online Safety Bill: Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments for IT PRO
Press09 March 2022
Social media sites and search engines will have a legal duty to “do more” to protect UK users from harmful, fraudulent and misleading advertisements.
Press08 March 2022
From an idea resurfacing after a rejection to a creative taking their pitched work to a rival agency, there’s often a piece of work causing contention. Protecting intellectual rights is a full-time job.
What the appointment of new housing minister Stuart Andrew means for planning. Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine
Press22 February 2022
The move from the whip’s office to the housing portfolio with its in-tray full of reforms, could offer a steep learning curve for the new minister whose main contribution to planning debates so far has been objections to greenfield development in West Yorkshire.
Gender pay gap at Ryanair widens to almost 68pc despite increase in female pilots: Síobhra Rush comments for The Irish Independent
Press21 February 2022
Ryanair’s gender pay gap has widened despite a surge in applications by women for pilot jobs.
A Guide To How Trade Marks Work In Formula One. Nicholas Buckland and Ella Nawaro write for LawInSport
Press21 February 2022
In the UK, a trade mark can be protected if it is capable of distinguishing the specific goods/services covered from those of third parties, and if the mark itself can be represented on the register in a clear in precise manner. But what does this mean in practice, and what are the implications for motorsport?
Data trends to watch for the retail, hospitality and leisure sector. Bryony Long writes for The Retailer Magazine
Press11 February 2022
It has been a busy year for data privacy with significant regulatory action and interesting developments relevant to the luxury and retail industry.
James Davies comments on how employment law is not ready for the Metaverse in the International Employment Lawyer
Press04 February 2022
After a two-year-long global pandemic, most of us will now consider ourselves expert – or at least proficient – in using remote working tools, such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams. These tools have been invaluable to communicate with colleagues around the globe, but they may soon be rendered obsolete by Big Tech.
Press03 February 2022
The code that powers the website of the viral puzzle game Wordle can be copied and saved to continue playing it for the next seven years, it has been revealed.
Where’s the regulator in Stormont’s proposed gambling reforms? Rory Campbell comments for BBC's The Nolan Show
Press02 February 2022
Where’s the regulator in Stormont’s proposed gambling reforms? Legal experts Rory Campbell discusses.
Press01 February 2022
Ali Vaziri has written an article for PDP Journals discussing the effects of a US agency’s recent categorisation regarding Single Factor Authentication.
Press31 January 2022
Lisa Dafydd, associate in Lewis Silkin’s employment, immigration and reward team, explains why the menopause should be a protected characteristic in itself.
Press28 January 2022
Technology continues to present a growling engine of change, yet with this change comes some specific challenges.
Some assembly required to follow IKEA’s sick pay cut for unjabbed staff: Laura Farnsworth comments for International Employment Lawyer
Press21 January 2022
As more and more global employers consider penalising workers who refuse covid vaccinations, it has been reported that flat-pack furniture giant IKEA has cut sick pay for unvaccinated UK staff required to self-isolate following exposure to the virus. Employment Partner, Laura Farnsworth comments on issues employers considering going down this route should take into account.
Press20 January 2022
ASA clampdown on influencers will de-monetise those who fall foul.
Press12 January 2022
Siobhra Rush discusses the legal challenges faced by employers as a result of the gender pay gap and the right to switch off from work.
Press07 January 2022
John Shea and Christina Michalos QC of 5RB Chambers successfully represented Middlesbrough player Marc Bola in regulatory proceedings brought against the player for aggravated misconduct relating to a tweet posted several years ago when the player was only 14 years old.