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Inspired or infringing? The fine margins for marketers seeking to win big at the Olympics: Alex Kelham writes for SportBusiness
Press05 July 2021
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And you can say the same about ambush marketing. One person’s outrageous ambush is another’s genius marketing campaign.
Press02 July 2021
Having tweaked our contracts with several customers to reflect lockdown restrictions, we now want to revert back to the terms we had. I assume there’s a catch?
Comms firms are a sweet spot for private equity, but how do founders make it work? Karish Andrews and Sadiq Tajbhai write for PR Week
Press01 July 2021
Over recent years private equity investment in the marcomms sector has increased substantially, where it now rivals the global networks, consultancies and independents in the buyer league tables.
The test for equal pay comparisons - going back to the source: Carolyn Soakell writes for PLC Magazine
Press29 June 2021
In what might be the last ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in a UK equal pay case, the ECJ has confirmed that female staff working in Tesco stores can rely directly on the EU “single source” test in order to compare themselves to men working in distribution centres (K and others v Tesco Stores Ltd C-624/19).
Why the UK government had to allow HFSS online ads 'loophole': Brinsley Dresden writes for Mediatel News
Press28 June 2021
Boris Johnson's attempts to fight the invasion of foreign HFSS advertisers is less like Churchill and more like Canute, writes Brinsley Dresden.
How the parliamentary report on planning changes is likely to affect government thinking: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine
Press22 June 2021
Ministers will find it hard to dismiss a heavyweight select committee report on its proposed planning changes, say observers. Among the recommendations they think are most likely to influence government thinking are a reconsideration of the proposals for new zonal-style local plans and the abolition of section 106 agreements.
Experts express concern over compulsory vaccines for care home workers: Lucy Lewis comments for People Management
Press22 June 2021
Employers in the sector could struggle to enforce a vaccine mandate, commentators say, and caution other organisations against following suit.
What can we do about a court judgment that arrived while our office was closed? Mark Lim writes for The Times
Press21 June 2021
We have just opened the post after two months away from the office to find a court judgment against us. It was filed by a supplier who is claiming that we owe them money. What can we do?
Press17 June 2021
Lewis Silkin's Antony Craggs and Emily Drea of Pelion examine how the IoT company manages its IP portfolio and realises value from it.
De-risking Digital Business Dreams: James Gill, Victor Timon and Helen Hart write for ICLG - Digital Business Laws and Regulations 2021
Press08 June 2021
It is undisputed that the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the pace of digital change. Since then, many consider that at least 10 years' development has taken place. Last year's Guide neatly highlighted five key forces of disruption that are set to transform businesses, including 5G and with it, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Autonomy, Hybridity and Blockchain. These remain highly relevant.
Press04 June 2021
The U.K.'s Commission for Racial and Ethnicity Disparity recently recommended that all employers voluntarily report pay gaps among ethnic groups to identify and rectify disparities.
My relationship with a supplier is broken. Can I go straight to court? Rebecca Harries writes for The Times
Press04 June 2021
We’ve supported a supplier through Covid but they are now really letting us down. We have a dispute resolution clause in our contract but we’ve had some heated calls and the relationship is broken. Can I skip it and go straight to court?
Press02 June 2021
The concept of loyalty has been under severe strain this week. Dominic Cummings' excoriating denunciation of the mendacity and ineptitude of the Prime Minister and Health Secretary has been a seminal example of the evaporation of loyalty in a former colleague.
Press27 May 2021
Three areas of employment law in Ireland have seen recent significant developments: employment status and the gig economy; collective bargaining arrangements; and gender pay gap reporting.
What to know when putting together your firm’s flexible working policy: Russell Brimelow comments for The Drum
Press24 May 2021
Working nine to five, what a way to make a living. Flexible working policies have been a hot topic for several years now, but the conversation has reached a fever pitch since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Why the government may have to backtrack on its proposals to grant permission through local plans: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine
Press21 May 2021
In this article for Planning Magazine, Sara Hanrahan shares her views on how the government may have to back out of proposals to change local plans so they automatically confer outline permission on certain kinds of development in specific places.
Press20 May 2021
Carla Feakins explains how to police employee side-hustles on the Times Enterprise Network.
The planning measures we can expect in next week's Queen's Speech: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine
Press17 May 2021
The announcement of a new planning bill to implement some of the key proposals in last summer’s planning white paper is expected to feature in the Queen's Speech next week, according to reports. However, observers believe the housing ministry will struggle to develop the necessary details so that the bill is ready for publication later this year and are sceptical that the proposed new infrastructure levy will be included in it.
Remote working needs to “protect competitive, pro-enterprise economy” – Tánaiste: Linda Hynes comments for Industrial Relations News
Press17 May 2021
Linda Hynes comments in an article for Industrial Relations News on remote working following a speech by Irish Tanaiste, Leo Varadkar.
Press14 May 2021
Linda Hynes discusses employee monitoring while working from home with Jess Kelly on Newstalk