It is often said that after a while everything starts to look the same. We’re told it’s a certified side effect of one’s advancing years. Or perhaps just the result of a short attention-span ‘snapchat’ obsessed society – one that hasn’t the time, or want, to stop and look properly.
The EAT decided in 2013, in a case involving numerous redundancies from various Woolworths stores, that an employer had to count all proposed dismissals across all establishments in assessing whether or not the collective redundancy consultation requirements applied. These rules are contained in the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA).
A recent Supreme Court case has considered whether insurance premiums in respect of cover taken out to protect against the liability for expenses in a court action can be recovered as an expense of litigation.
Today, Tuesday 10th February, marks Safer Internet Day across the UK and in more than a hundred other countries across the world. Designed to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, the cyber celebration continues to grow in relevance as increasing numbers of children venture online.
Parental leave has been available to parents of children under 5 years of age for some time. The same rules allow adoptive parents to take leave for up to 5 years after the child is placed with them and parents of disabled children can take the leave up to the child’s 18th birthday.
On Friday 30 January 2015, the Scottish Ministers published a consultation paper setting out their plans for draft legislation which will implement the recommendations of the Review of Expenses and Funding of Civil Litigation in Scotland (the ‘Taylor Review’).
Hot on the heels of its recently published report on cyber-security across FTSE 350 organisations, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published revised cyber security guidance for business. The updated advice on how to prevent and manage cyber risk replaces the guidance previously issued by BIS in September 2012.
We’ve all done it. Said something we shouldn’t have. Embarrassed ourselves unintentionally. Given in to guilty pleasure. Watched Made in Chelsea. It’s ok (or at least it used to be). We’re all human. And it was probably the only thing on tv, right?
At a conference in Glasgow yesterday, the Lord President, Lord Gill, set out a timetable for the introduction of the much-debated civil court reforms contained in the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014. The Act received Royal Assent in November.