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Being fired for eating poppy seed bread may not be complete poppycock
June 2017

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.

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Mediation – a better option for inheritance disputes?
June 2017

Two recent court cases have highlighted just how uncertain the outcome of legal action can be for families who are battling inheritance claims.

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Focus on the benefits of adjudication
June 2017

In this edition of our Commercial newswire, we focus on how adjudication can benefit businesses allied to the construction sector:

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Company directors twice as likely to be identity fraud victims – report reveals
June 2017

A new report has revealed that company directors are more than twice as likely to fall victim to identity fraudsters.

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Choc Wars – KitKat fails to convince court that its product shape is distinctive
June 2017

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.

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European Court advises on worker holiday entitlement
June 2017

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.

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Taxman targets investment property sales
June 2017

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).

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Ignore enforcement safety notices at your peril
June 2017

A company which ignored the warnings of a health and safety inspector has been handed fines totalling £90,000 by a Crown Court judge.

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Keeping your cool as workplace temperatures soar
June 2017

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.

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‘Presenteeism’ in the workplace a growing trend – report suggests
June 2017

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.

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