Category Archives: Common Law

We are at debt risk because Germany hasn’t learnt its lesson

We are at risk because Germany hasn’t learnt its lesson | David McWilliams

Contrary to the popular myth, Hitler was voted into power in Germany because of deflation, not inflation. Hitler was elected in 1932, following three years of deflation – the consequence of restrictive polices after the great crash in 1929. In contrast, inflation – often quoted as being responsible for Hitler’s victory – peaked in Germany in 1923. This was a full decade before the Nazis democratically entered the Reichstag.

The reason the European elite is now panicked about deflation in the Eurozone is because the political implications of deflation are impossible to...

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“Common Law Marriage” myth needs addressing

A survey of MPs  in the UK has revealed that 69% of Parliamentarians agree there is a mistaken belief in the existence of “common law marriage” among their constituents, and that 57% believe the law needs to be changed to provide greater protection for unmarried couples upon separation. New polling shows 7 in 10 Parliamentarians agree there is a mistaken belief in common law marriage. Three quarters of MPs agree legal rights for unmarried cohabiting couples unclear, with 60% believing there is a need for greater legal protection for unmarried couples upon separation. Results come as Liberal Democrats due to debate issue at Party Conference today. read more at  “Common Law Marriage” myth needs addressing, say MPs - Media centre - Resolution - first for family law....
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Health & Safety Obligations for Irish Employers

Health and safety in the workplace in Ireland places very onerous obligations on employers. Health and safety law in the workplace derives from
  • Common law and
  • Statutory regulation.
  Under common law there is a general duty of care owed by employers to their employees. Regardless of any piece of legislation such as the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005, employers have always had a common law duty to provide a safe place of work/premises. health-and-safety-in-the-workplace Broadly the employers’ obligations can be summarised under 5 categories including via Health and Safety Obligations for Irish Employers | Employment Rights Ireland....
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