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European Court shapes trademark laws following puzzling IP case
November 2016

An iconic toy, which has fascinated and frustrated young and old alike since it was invented in 1974, has this month lost a court battle that had protected its intellectual property (IP) rights in Europe.

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Company hit with record fine after “disgraceful” conditions led to death of worker
November 2016

A homeware firm has been fined £2.2 million – the largest financial penalty ever to be handed out following a local authority prosecution – after a worker fell from a wooden platform and suffered a fatal head injury.

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Apprentices need greater H&S advice from employers – charity warns
November 2016

Safety charity, RoSPA, has warned that employers need to provide better advice and information to ensure the health and safety of their apprentices.

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Argos staff offered Christmas hourly bonus rate providing they don’t go sick
November 2016

Agency workers have been told by Argos that they could be in line for an additional 80 pence an hour pre-Christmas bonus providing they don’t call in sick.

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Uber cabbies win tribunal victory but company accused of misleading fellow drivers
November 2016

An employment tribunal has handed down a long awaited judgment which has concluded two cab drivers were not self-employed and should therefore receive the national living wage from mini-cab app giant, Uber.

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Lucas Films threatens full force of court action to defend IP rights
October 2016

A company which offers Jedi training courses has been accused of crossing over to the dark side, after allegedly infringing the intellectual property (IP) rights of Lucasfilm, one of the main companies behind the Star Wars film franchise.

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Pregnancy discrimination is rising – charity reveals
October 2016

Latest figures released by Citizens Advice reveal an increase in discrimination against pregnant women and new mums in the workplace.

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Hefty fine for rogue landlord who breached multiple occupation rules
October 2016

A court has ruled that a rogue landlord was in breach of House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) management regulations after finding him guilty of 23 separate charges.

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New calls to help small businesses with late payment issues
October 2016

A campaign to crack down on late payment has received support from Small Business Minister, Margot James, who has called for the payment of invoices within 30 days to ‘become the norm’ in the UK.

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Worker sacked after allegedly leaving offensive messages on social media
October 2016

An employee who assessed government benefit payments for disabled people has been dismissed after allegedly posting offensive comments about claimants on social media.

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