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.
An Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that a job applicant with Asperger’s Syndrome, who failed a ‘situational judgement’ test, suffered indirect discrimination.
A multi academy trust (MAT) which has been investigated by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) faces uncertain times after significant failings and weaknesses in governance were identified.
Plans to provide every primary school pupil with a free breakfast, could add up to three times more than the £60 million budget which has been earmarked to pay for the new initiative, according to academics.
Employers who offer apprenticeships are being warned that if they withdraw training early, they may be acting in breach of employment laws.