No-Work-No-Pay Policy V. Right Of Workers To Industrial Action

To begin with, is it reasonable to refuse a worker his pay simply because of the decision of a union of his class of employees, who never sought his individual opinion? But then, seeing that this said decision invariably affects the business of his employer, does it also make sense for an employer to pay … More No-Work-No-Pay Policy V. Right Of Workers To Industrial Action

Acknowledgment of Debt – A Panacea to Limitation Law

The doctrine of limitation of action is one of the enduring Common law principles which provides a time limit within which some actions must be instituted in court. The principle predicated on the interest of justice that; there must be an end to litigation. Where a litigable action is caught by limitation law, the person … More Acknowledgment of Debt – A Panacea to Limitation Law

Body Art And The Workplace

  All around the world, enthusiasts for skin markings, body art and body piercings insist that it is deeply unfair to discriminate against someone because of their appearance and many e-petitions have been organised against tattoo-related discrimination. In July 2016, Jo Perkins, a consultant with Milton Keynes, United Kingdom had her employment contract terminated because … More Body Art And The Workplace

“Indecent Dressing” and the Legality Of Regulated Dressing

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed….” … More “Indecent Dressing” and the Legality Of Regulated Dressing

Neymar Jr.: Contracts and the Release Clause

In the wake of Neymar’s move from Barcelona to Paris-Saint Germain (PSG), the release clause was a topic of phenomenal debate. Another issue that provokes this discussion indirectly is the Coutinho, Alexis Sanchez and Virgil Dijk transfer sagas where all three players faced the challenge of their clubs repeatedly refusing offers for the players from … More Neymar Jr.: Contracts and the Release Clause

Borrowing but Not for Profit

Argentinean football player-turned-manager Diego Maradona has filed suit against fashion brand, Dolce & Gabbana, alleging that the famous Italian design house has exploited his likeness by recreating his S.S.C. Napoli football club jersey, complete with his name and number, and including it in the couture collection. Maradona is suing the fashion house and claiming compensation … More Borrowing but Not for Profit

No Copyright Infringement Intended

  Copyright Infringement is a sensitive issue, particularly with the constant growth in seamless transfer and transmission of media and artistry works through the internet and other electronic mediums. By the provision of Section 14 of the Copyright Act, (Cap C28, LFN 2004) “Copyright is infringed by any person who without the licence or authorisation … More No Copyright Infringement Intended

The Court Room Without Walls

A conventional definition of a courtroom comprises of a judge, litigants, legal representatives and most importantly the public who converge for the serious business of justice adjudication in a defined geographical location. Buoyed by a traditional understanding of justice, we mostly recognize a courtroom as one with walls and space between them. But then, recent … More The Court Room Without Walls

The New Dawn On Pioneer Status In Nigeria

The Federal Government in its bid to enhance the ‘Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria’ and its commitment to encourage and attract investors into critical sectors of the economy took another giant stride. Further to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) announcement on lifting of the ban on grant of pioneer status incentive, on Monday August … More The New Dawn On Pioneer Status In Nigeria