While it is not beyond belief that students with tablets and smart phones might surreptitiously occupy their minds elsewhere during a lecture, this year’s Employmentlawworldview Oscar for Best Multitasking must surely go to the Swiss professor dismissed last week for watching porn while giving a lecture.
At the end of last year we summarised the current statutory rights of parents to family leave in the UK. These are due to change within the next year.
There is some truth to an old expression about China employees, “once hired, never fired.”
The European Union is promising its citizens better access to online music thanks to a new directive focusing on “the collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market” (the Directive).
A judgment from the Court of Appeal on 7 February 2014 in the case of Edem v The information Commissioner & Financial Services Authority  EWCA Civ 92, has held that “a name is personal data unless it is so common that without further information, such as its use in a work context, a person would remain unidentifiable despite its disclosure” (see paragraph 20 of judgment).
In the last couple of years, we have seen a tremendous increase in cases involving U.S. companies (and lawyers) wanting to sue Chinese companies for Chinese manufactured product that has injured someone.
How do corporate and personal liability intersect in a corporation that has only one officer, director and shareholder?
Employee surveillance is an excellent and available method by which companies can protect against fraud. Monitoring of company-supplied hardware, software and access is perfectly legal and arguably compelling in Canada.
2013 was a milestone year for the development of China Intellectual Property Rights. During 2013, copyright, patent and trademark legislation were all revised.
Speaking on Sunday’s talk-show circuit, Secretary of State John Kerry condemned Russia’s military intervention in the Crimea, accusing the Kremlin of invading the Ukraine and violating the UN Charter.