In a case described by Unison as the “worst breaches of pay rules” it has ever seen, seventeen care workers employed across the London borough of Haringey have lodged claims against care-provider Sevacare in the Employment Tribunal for failure to pay the minimum wage. Haringey Council (responsible for commissioning the care) is also being sued for its failure to ensure that the workers were being paid properly. This case brings the issue of care workers’ pay into the spotlight and highlights the importance for care-providers to ensure that they comply with UK minimum wage laws.
In July this year Warner Brothers were wrapped on the knuckles by the American advertising watchdog, the Federal Trade Commission (the FTC). The FTC found that Warner Brothers had failed to adequately disclose to YouTube users that it paid influencers on the social media site "hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars" in return for those influencers to create sponsored videos that promote the game only in a positive way.
On 11 August 2016, Jeremy Corbyn recorded himself sitting on the floor of a Virgin Train carriage claiming that the train was full and he was unable to find a seat. However, Virgin Trains responded by releasing CCTV footage of Mr Corbyn walking past empty seats and then sitting on the floor.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“MSA” or the “Act”) requires organisations with a turnover of more than £36 million to publish a statement on their website which sets out the steps they have taken during the year to ensure that slavery and trafficking is not taking place within their supply chains.
With well over 15 million players, much has been written about its impact on commerce. Many businesses have considered the possible benefits of paying for lures and those that have adopted such methods have already seen big increases in trade. But what about chasing Pikachu or an extremely rare Dragonite in the workplace?
The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is a term used to describe devices which can connect via the internet and can communicate with us and each other. Used efficiently, these IoT devices could transform the way in which we live, with technology assisting various tasks and processes as we go about our daily lives.
Earlier this year, the High Court in the UK confirmed that intangible software may qualify as “goods” for the purposes of the application of the Commercial Agency Regulations 1993 (“the Regulations”).
Under insolvency legislation, there is a presumption that the interests of a bankrupt’s creditors take precedence over all other factors unless the circumstances are exceptional.
Two recent cases underline the precariousness of cohabiting when it comes to fair division of property (and other assets) in the event of death or separation where there is no formal agreement governing such matters between the parties.
More and more proprietary estoppel cases have been featured in the media of late, often concerning farming families. In a nutshell, a successful claimant will be able to demonstrate that a promise was made to him, that reliance was placed on that promise, and as a result, he acted to his detriment. It is essential to understand when dealing with these cases, that the elements are not stand alone requirements which need to be ‘ticked off a list’.