The National Living Wage has been catching headlines since Chancellor George Osborne announced it last summer, but the Government’s target of £9 per hour by 2020 has overshadowed the detail, and many businesses remain unaware of the transitional deadlines and new penalties now in place.
A leading professional membership organisation representing the interests of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practitioners worldwide has appointed Verisona Law consultant, David Oliver, to join its Panel of Arbitrators.
In a comprehensive judgment released today, rejecting claims brought by the liquidators of Ralls Builders Limited. Mr Justice Snowden has reviewed the law of wrongful trading and clarified a number of aspects and apparently contradictory decisions that have caused controversy within the insolvency profession for a number of years, including:
According to figures, more than one million company directors are now over the age of 65. Around 428,000 are registered as self-employed and 582,000 businesses are employing directors that are over 65, the current age for retirement in the UK, bringing the total to 1,010,000. In fact, if you are aged over 65 you are twice as likely to be employed as a company director than someone aged under 30, according to the figures.
It’s been a New Year and a new start for Paula Cooke, who has been promoted to the role of ICT Manager at Verisona Law, paving the way for growth and development of the ICT offering at the firm in 2016.
We’ve all read the story about how Bolton Wanderers have been teetering on the edge of liquidation, but recent news has revealed that the club managed to avoid an immediate winding up, giving them until 22nd February to curb some of the debt.
A ruling from the European Court of Human Rights against a Romanian engineer who claimed his employer’s reading of email messages exchanged with his fiancée was a violation of his privacy, has caused professional bodies and unions to send a stern warning to bosses who might think the decision gives them the right to monitor activities of employees.
Employees working on ‘zero hours’ contracts can now bring claims of detriment and unfair dismissal against employers who sack them over ‘exclusivity’.
Verisona Law is pleased to announce that, at the request of the embryonic Bolton Wanderers Supporters’ Trust we will be having a presence at the first meeting to discuss the formation of the Trust, which is due to take place on Wednesday 6th January. Mike Dyer, Director and Head of Commercial will be attending and speaking at the meeting to outline his experience on the ins-and-outs of supporters club ownership. We look forward to meeting the Supporters at the Macron Stadium this week.
Happy Divorce Day. Historically, the first back-to-work Monday after Christmas is the also the most popular time that us Brits call time on our marriages – so today, Monday 4th January, many divorce lawyers could expect to see an influx in enquiries.