Luxury at a price - Who stands to pay for copyright blocking injunctions?

Protecting intellectual property on the internet has been, and continues to be, a hot topic from both legal and commercial points of view. Following the Court of Appeals ruling in the Cartier case we consider who now stands to pay for blocking…

UK Employers are struggling to recruit overseas skilled workers

The UK Visa and Immigration Authority announced this week that the Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship “RCOS” visa limit has again been reached this month, leaving many Licensed Sponsors unable to employ skilled workers from overseas,…

Brazil and Switzerland sign double taxation agreement

The Brazilian internal revenue and the Switzerland Government signed on May 3rd, 2018 an agreement to avoid the double taxation and refrain tax evasion. The agreement should be ratified by the Brazilian Congress and later regulated by the…

How useful are online customer reviews for a business?

You may have become aware of the rise in companies giving their customers the ability to review products or services purchased from them, the popularity of this arising following eBay’s and Amazon’s successes of buyers being able to…

What you missed last week in employment...

“One of the most useful sessions I have ever attended”, “Very interesting to mix with other like minded people”, “Very applicable to HR professionals” – these are just some of the quotes from the delegates who attended our…

Gender pay gap reporting isn't about equal pay...is it?

Shortly before the 4 April I was telephoned by a client whose HR team had presented their draft gender pay gap report to the CEO for information/approval. That had caused consternation because it demonstrated a largish gender pay gap. The…

Everything you have to know about General Data Protection Regulation

On May 25th 2016 the REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL of April 27th 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free transfer of such data (General Data…

GDPR – 25 May is just the beginning

With less than one month to go until the General Data Protection Regulation applies we know that GDPR is high on everyone’s agenda. It’s never too late to start to think about data protection, and 25 May will mark a significant date…