Milton and Cross Blog

What are the Duties of an Employer?

An employer is a person or other legal entity that controls and directs the actions of another person, called a worker or employee under an express or implied contract of employment and pays (or is obligated to pay) him or her salary or wages in compensation. The employer has duties specified by the law which … Continue reading What are the Duties of an Employer?

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CAN YOU LEGALLY PAY YOUR STAFF WITH BITCOIN?

Did you know that some businesses are paying their employees in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? The rise of cryptocurrencies and other digital currencies appears to have expanded the definition of money and has created a conversation around the role of central banks and other regulators. A cryptocurrency is a digital currency that is created and … Continue reading CAN YOU LEGALLY PAY YOUR STAFF WITH BITCOIN?

Sexual harassment 101: what everyone needs to know

The aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein revelations has unearthed a  depth of ignorance around the whole issue of sexual harassment. There has been the routine conflation with assault and then panicky addition of “alleged” to the end of every sentence, along with wild assumptions about its rarity and triviality. For the avoidance of doubt, this … Continue reading Sexual harassment 101: what everyone needs to know

Training Bonds: How do they work

Captain Dan is a pilot who was formerly in the employment of Highland Airways Ltd. A year before his resignation, the company expended substantial amounts of money in sponsoring 2 specialised trainings for Captain Dan in order to improve his skills and increase the number of planes he could fly. The terms and conditions for … Continue reading Training Bonds: How do they work

What Rules should guide probationary periods?

New employees are often subject to probationary periods during which their suitability for employment is evaluated. These are defined periods of time (which are often for three months but can be longer) that are established at the beginning of employment. This period often provides an employer the ability to terminate the employee without cause and … Continue reading What Rules should guide probationary periods?

Should an Employee who was not issued with an Employment letter give a written Notice to Resign?

Amaka started working as an analyst in a commodities brokerage located in Victoria Island. Shortly before her employment, the Human Resources manager had resigned due to a dispute with the senior management. Due to this state of affairs, Amaka was not issued with an employment letter by the company and this state of affairs continued … Continue reading Should an Employee who was not issued with an Employment letter give a written Notice to Resign?

Investing in Renovating and Selling homes

Balogun is  a banker approaching his 55th birthday. After a 30 year career as a banker, and seeing several people make their fortunes in real estate, he has decided to become a real estate investor. His plan is to invest in underpriced property, with the objective of renovating the buildings and selling the individual units … Continue reading Investing in Renovating and Selling homes