While the Government's announcement on Tuesday 14 July was not a complete surprise, the lack of a properly thought through plan behind the move to compulsory wearing of face coverings in stores and supermarkets has caused some consternation amongst retailers
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Retail businesses needing to make 100 or more redundancies at one establishment within 90 days are facing a 15 May crunch date to start the process should the Government decide not to extend its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) beyond
The Supreme Court has today given its verdict on a landmark data breach case involving Morrisons supermarkets, ruling that it is not liable for the criminal act of an employee who leaked payroll data, and therefore personal data, of thousands
Small business owners have been urged to check the type of loan they are signing up to before borrowing against their personal assets, as many have unnecessarily secured personal assets to the future of their business.
As the government encourages people to work from home where possible, Mini Setty, a partner in employment law at Langleys Solicitors, offers employees and employers the following advice:
By Farhana Khanom, solicitor in the commercial litigation team at London law firm Seddons Harold Tillman, the former owner of high street fashion label Jaeger issued legal proceedings against Lloyds Bank earlier this year, accusing it of contributing to the collapse
By Gavin Jones, licensed insolvency practitioner and partner in the restructuring team at Hill Dickinson LLP solicitors It is probably fair to say that there has been more press reporting about company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) affecting the High Streets and retail
By Gavin Jones, partner and licenced insolvency practitioner Hill Dickinson LLP Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) were introduced by the Insolvency Act 1986. They are a formal insolvency procedure by which a company can make a proposal to creditors to deal with
Workplace expert, Acas, has launched new guidance today to help employers prepare for potential issues that could arise over the World Cup period.
During the busy period leading up to Christmas, it’s important for retailers to be extra vigilant when selling age restricted products – especially as some items will be in particular demand over the festive period. Tony Allen, managing director of Under
MarkMonitor, a world leader in enterprise brand protection and a Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science business, has announced that one of its high profile clients, luxury fashion brand Belstaff, has won its ongoing battle against online counterfeiters. Following a civil lawsuit heard in
Businesses across the country are getting ready for new consumer laws that take effect next month. From the 1 October, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 will update the laws governing every business selling directly to consumers. The changes streamline eight pieces
As the countdown to the festive season begins, law firm, Gardner Leader reminds retailers juggling holiday requests to check their policy for lone workers following a recent health & safety breach. This warning from one of the largest law firms
Law firm DWF has last minute tips for the food industry’s preparations for this weekend’s new labelling rules
Dominic Watkins, partner at law firm DWF, has six last minute tips to help the food industry get ready for the new EU-wide food labelling regulations, which come into force this weekend With only a matter of days until we enter a new
Today the Consumer Rights Directive will be enacted across the EU, affecting businesses that sell goods via door-to-door sales, off-premises sales and distance selling – including online selling. These businesses will have until June 2014 to ensure they comply with
Campaigners at the tobacco lobby group, Forest, said consumers and retailers will have “mixed feelings” following this week’s European Parliament vote on the European Commission’s proposal for a revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). MEPs voted against a ban on slim
Pop-up shops, once the preserve of charity Christmas cards and discount book retailers, are now a familiar sight on our high streets and are attracting ever more prestigious brands. They are, claims commercial property law firm Boodle Hatfield, being increasingly
With 1.6m workplaces enforced by local authorities, complete health and safety vigilance has always been an unrealistic goal. As a result, for a number of years workplaces have been rated based on their risk levels, in order to determine how
More than 70 substandard or illegal LED-based products have had to be withdrawn from sale in the four years since Europe began phasing out incandescent light bulbs in favour of more sustainable light-emitting diodes (LEDs), according to lighting firm Osram.
James Hall, associate at Charles Russell LLP, claims it is increasingly important for companies to have a comprehensive and up-to-date social media policy for employees Managing and controlling social media activity Social media has rapidly become a fact of life,
Kate O’Rourke, senior counsel at law firm, Charles Russell, says registering aspects of product packaging and design as trade marks can benefit and build brands Brands make a huge effort to ensure consumers recognise and remember their name and their
Retailers can expect more change in 2013. From social media to reputation management, phishing attacks and dot shop, Ed Meikle, partner in the retail group at business law firm, DWF, claims reacting to change will no longer be enough Brand
Beverley Flynn, data protection partner at law firm, Stevens & Bolton, explores what changes to the rules regarding data protection will mean for retailers if Europe-wide proposals come into force The data protection rules dealing with personal data are due
Harvey Nichols’ dispute with landlords over the rent review for its London flagship following a sale and leaseback deal, highlights the need for retailers to be informed about their rent review provisions and market trends, argues Debra Kent, head of occupier services at
Food manufacturers are being urged to obtain trade mark registration for products with distinguishing features such as shape, by law firm DWF. The advice follows Nestlé’s triumph in the latest stage of a series of legal spats with Cadbury. The confectionery