November 29, 2019
The idea of advertising is to inform people about products and services as well as promoting them. However, it is important for the people making these products and services to be aware of their responsibilities. Knowing the legal issues around advertising will prevent any problems later on. What to be aware of The main factors that businesses need to be aware of is that their advertising needs to be accurate, legal, and socially responsible (not promoting anti-social behaviour.) Regulations and codes of practice need to...
November 22, 2019
Once you have made a drawing, written a story, or performed a song, that is now officially copyrighted. You do not need to pay a fee in order to have a copyright on a piece of creative work. While you can mark your work with a “c” to indicate copyright, whether or not you do this does not change the fact your work is your own. This is just one example of an issue to be aware of when protecting your work. What is covered...
November 15, 2019
If you have an issue at work that cannot be resolved by the management, it may be necessary to take it to an employment tribunal. It is worth knowing how this works so that if you do need to take your employer to an employment tribunal, you know what to expect. Resolution Before a trial is arranged, you should try everything to resolve it. Ideally, you should have brought up an issue with the HR manager. Whether it is a pay dispute, discrimination, or not...
November 14, 2019
LARCOMES LEGAL LIMITED LEADING THE WAY IN SUPPORTING STAFF AND THE COMMUNITY THROUGH COUNSELLING Janice Ward who is the Managing Partner for Portsmouth based solicitors Larcomes Legal Limited has recently become involved in a pro bono initiative with local charity The LifeHouse. Although for most of her professional career Janice has been working in business management and finance, she has always had an interest in people and has wanted to train and learn about counselling. Being responsible for the wellbeing of thirty-five members of...
November 8, 2019
The definition of discrimination is being treated differently because of your race, gender, age, or if you have a disability. Proving discrimination can be difficult, so it is important to be aware of what it is and the process of reporting it. If necessary, it may result in an employment tribunal or legal action. The law The law that covers this is the Equality Act 2010 Part 5. Essentially it provides protection against discrimination. Where this can become complicated is that certain aspects of work...