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Government publishes largest ever list of employers failing to pay minimum wage

Department store Debenhams, sandwich chain Subway and clothing retailer Peacocks feature among 360 employers who have been named and shamed...

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Businesses are using self-employment laws to avoid tax, says Matthew Taylor

14 Feb 2017

Matthew Taylor, the head of Theresa May’s independent review of modern employment practices, has said that businesses are using self-employment...

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"Like our plumbing, now our contracts are watertight," said Pimlico Plumbers chief Charlie MullinsAlan Davidson/SilverHub/REX/Shutterstock

Court of Appeal: “self-employed” plumber has worker rights

10 Feb 2017

A plumber who signed an agreement with his company suggesting that he was self-employed was in fact entitled to some...

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Unpaid tribunal awards: enforcement officers recover thousands

8 Feb 2017

Enforcement officers have recovered thousands of pounds from employers that have not coughed up after losing an employment tribunal, according...

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Restaurant and pub waiters in insecure work has risen 128% in five years, according to the TUCPT-VS/ScottishViewpoint/REX/Shutterstock

Insecure work up 27% in five years says TUC

7 Feb 2017

The number of people working without guaranteed hours or baseline employment rights has grown by 660,000 (27%) over the past...

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Employment and immigration included in Brexit White Paper

2 Feb 2017

The Government’s Brexit White Paper reiterates the importance of providing certainty on the immigration status of EU workers already based...

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The use of gig workers on projects and short-term assignments is set to grow, according to the research

Gig economy will grow, say half of HR leaders

2 Feb 2017

Nearly 40% of companies hire staff on a temporary or project basis, and “gig economy” working is set to grow,...

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Is legislation the answer to fat cat bonuses and poor corporate governance?

27 Jan 2017

With employee representation off the agenda, should the Government bring in new corporate governance regulations to make executive pay fairer...

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Government to consult on proposals to stop pregnant women losing jobs

26 Jan 2017

The Government has pledged to ensure that pregnant women and new mothers are sufficiently protected from redundancy.
Business minister Margot...

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Careers advice and lifelong learning feature in Government’s industrial strategy

24 Jan 2017

The Government yesterday outlined its plans to bolster Britain’s productivity through a new industrial strategy.
In a green paper, Prime...

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UK managers lack some of most desired leadership skills, research finds

24 Jan 2017

UK managers are ill equipped to lead and get the best from their people, according to surveys from the CIPD...

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Leadership development: Resilience in times of trauma

19 Jan 2017

The vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as president of the US meant that...

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Social media misconduct: fair dismissal over historic tweets

19 Jan 2017

An employment tribunal held that a long-serving employee was fairly dismissed for making derogatory comments about his colleagues and his...

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Theresa May’s Brexit speech: what will it mean for employment?

18 Jan 2017

Following Theresa May’s speech laying out the UK’s objectives for its exit from the EU, we round up the reaction...

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Brexit to bring tighter controls on immigration, May confirms

17 Jan 2017

Brexit will bring stricter controls on immigration, but will not rule out rights for EU workers in Britain and vice...

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