Millions of freelancers, hired by companies instead of full-time employees to work in what has become known as the ‘Gig Economy’, will be entitled to holiday and sick pay under new Government plans to address modern workers' rights.
The news that supermarket giant, Tesco, could be facing an equal pay claim worth up to a record £4 billion added fuel to the growing issue of gender equality in the workplace. Whilst causing a sensation in the media, Verisona Law’s Head of Employment, Sue Ball, looks behind the headlines to see what lies ahead.
The value of our online lives is worth billions of pounds but many of these assets may never be passed on, as people are failing to record their digital worth.
Tribunal says twenty-minute rest periods for workers should be given in one run, not as a series of mini-breaks.
The basic requirements of a contract are that both sides have reached an agreement, which is intended to be legally binding, is supported by consideration, and is sufficiently certain and complete to be enforceable.
Tesla founder Elon Musk is set to become the richest man in the world if he succeeds in growing the company to $650bn, after agreeing to work for no pay for ten years, in return for what’s been estimated as a $55.8bn bonus if he hits target.
Wedding season is just around the corner, and has an extra buzz thanks to the brace of royal weddings planned for 2018. If you’re tying the knot this year, it’s likely you’ve spent time carefully planning everything from bouquets to bunting. But have you given a second thought to a pre-nuptial agreement? Some couples just don’t want to think about what happens if there isn’t the dreamed of fairy-tale ending. But what if a pre-nup could actually help make your marriage stronger?
Last week the government introduced a new scheme which will enable nearly 2 million people to claim for a refund on their registration fee for their Power of Attorney arrangements.
Equal pay is a legal obligation. In recent months it has hit the headlines, with the BBC notably coming under fire for inequality in pay between the sexes. And you can expect more front pages, as by 4 April 2018 (or 30 March for the public sector) all employers with 250 or more employees are required to report their gender pay gap and bonus data.
GDPR. It is a term which can strike fear into compliance teams, owner-managed businesses and whole industries across the land. Not a week goes by without a data breach of one form or another featuring prominently in our newspapers and across the various news channels.