A power station worker who was allegedly fired after a routine drugs test showed he had opiates in his blood system, claims the result was due to poppy seed bread he had eaten for breakfast.
Two recent court cases have highlighted just how uncertain the outcome of legal action can be for families who are battling inheritance claims.
In this edition of our Commercial newswire, we focus on how adjudication can benefit businesses allied to the construction sector:
A new report has revealed that company directors are more than twice as likely to fall victim to identity fraudsters.
In a decade-long dispute between two global chocolate manufacturers, the London Court of Appeal has ruled that the KitKat bar is not sufficiently distinctive to be awarded a trademark.
The European Court has advised on the rights of workers to holiday leave which, if upheld, could lead to significant costs for so called ‘gig economy’ employers.
HMRC has lately been turning its spotlight on commercial property investors and, in particular, situations involving the non-payment of VAT where there is a transfer of a going concern (TOGC).
A company which ignored the warnings of a health and safety inspector has been handed fines totalling £90,000 by a Crown Court judge.
The body that represents more than six million working people has issued its annual plea, calling on employers to relax workplace dress codes in a bid to help staff keep their cool during higher summer temperatures.
A report by insurance company Aviva suggests that millions of sick employees struggle into work because they are worried about the consequences of taking a sick day.