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Bosses within their rights to dismiss tweeting employees

February 27, 2012

Employees, who write anything negative about their employer on social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter risk facing dismissal by their employer according to a leading employment lawyer.

Businesses coming up short on whistleblowing advice

February 27, 2012

Many employers are falling short of their obligations when it comes to whistleblowing, and risk financial and reputational damage by not offering advice regarding public disclosures of company information.

First time buyers rush to beat stamp duty hike

February 27, 2012

First time buyers, still exempt from paying stamp duty on properties up to £250,000, flooded the market in December, claiming loans worth almost £2.3 billion with which to purchase properties.

HMRC lends a hand to those struggling with data issues

February 27, 2012

Not sure how you should arrange and store sensitive employee data? To help, HM Revenue amp; Customs (HMRC) has launched a new online video to help employers reduce the problems caused by inaccurate data.

Social networks ‘cannot be forced’ to filter content

February 27, 2012

In a blow to copyright holders worldwide, the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that social network operators cannot be forced to filter out content such as copyrighted music, films or images.

Underpaid migrant workers awarded £250,000

February 27, 2012

A group of Polish migrants have been awarded over £250,000 in compensation after successfully battling their employers for unpaid overtime.

Grandchildren cut out of Will

February 27, 2012

Catherine Barrett and her brother David Robertson were both named in their Grandmother’s will in place of their mother who had already died and alongside their uncles, David and John Murray and aunt Catherine Turk

Rectification of Wills

February 27, 2012

Many people are at least vaguely aware of the ground upon which a Will can be challenged

Student wins unfair dismissal case after being sacked for being white

February 27, 2012

A British student has won £5,000 compensation after being sacked from his waiting job at a Chinese restaurant and discriminated against in favour of Chinese employees. David O’Neill, 19, was employed by the Ocean Dragon restaurant in Birmingham in 2010

Employers ‘out of love’ with office romances

February 27, 2012

Up and down the country, thousands of singletons are meeting their future partners in the office

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