David Ogilvy & Elizabeth Bremner: A right Royal holiday… paid or unpaid

In recent weeks, the country has been celebrating the marriage of Prince William to Catherine Middleton. Such was the level of interest, a public holiday was created on 29th April in order to allow the British public to commemorate the wedding day. Thousands descended on London to experience the celebrations first hand, while countless others…

David Ogilvy & Elizabeth Bremner: Online social networking from an employers perspective, part 2

Part Two Best practice would be for employers to devise a specific set of rules which regulate the use of social networking sites both within and outwith the workplace, in the form of, for example, an ‘acceptable use’ policy. This would cover the situation discussed above involving harassment and online bullying, as well as the…

David Ogilvy & Elizabeth Bremner: Online social networking from an employers perspective, part 1

Part 1 of 2 The increasing popularity of social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook has undoubtedly heralded a sea change in how people interact with each other in their daily lives. It is now commonplace to share the minutiae of their existence with a variety of contacts across online communities, some of whom…

David Ogilvy: “To go to court is a very expensive sport” – an age old problem

Miriam O’Reilly will certainly be celebrating her recent victory, having won her case against the BBC for unfair dismissal on the grounds of age. The damages which she is likely to be awarded of around £100,000 (according to media sources) will however more than likely be completely consumed by the legal fees incurred in winning…