Not many of us will think about the legal issues arising from listening to Christmas tunes while shopping. But playing music to shoppers, or indeed the customer of any business, is a public performance of the recording like any other and the fact that no-one is charged to listen to it is no excuse.
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It's been one of the tenets of unfair dismissal law for over 35 years that an employer must carry out a sufficient investigation before dismissing an employee for misconduct. This is an aspect that is commonly attacked by claimants in order to show a dismissal itself is unfair. But can an employer's investigation be too thorough?
Having to make a public recall on products is probably the most feared scenario of any food or drink manufacturer, given the high profile which it is likely to create and the risk to public goodwill. For even the smallest food or drink manufacturer, it is essential that they put in place an appropriate policy to work out what to do if they are required to recall a product for whatever reason.
Counterfeit foods? The importance of considering trade marks in packaging for Food & Drink businesses
What is “real” food? A recent European Court of Justice decision has been required to decide if a crisp manufacturer can register a trade mark to say their crisps are “real hand cooked”. For food producers the case raises the risk that in describing their product as a “real” food they could find themselves breaching an existing trade mark.
Tipping is a situation that everyone finds themselves dealing with, but it’s not always clear what ‘rules’ apply, and what the legal position might be. Here, Dawn Robertson looks at the tips and gratuities both from the point of view of the business receiving the tips and from the perspective of the customer giving the tip.