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Companies should prove gig workers are not employees

Gig workers need more legal power to hold companies to account to make the gig economy fit for the future,...

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Gig economy: Uber appeal hearing confirmed

20 Apr 2017

Uber has received leave to appeal the decision on the employment status of its drivers to the Employment Appeal Tribunal...

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Headscarf cases: what now for employer dress codes?

20 Apr 2017

Recent European court judgments have suggested that employers can justify a ban on employees wearing certain religious items. But what...

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How to deal with uncertainty around employing EU nationals

19 Apr 2017

Organisations employing EU nationals in the UK must tread carefully on the path to Brexit or face discrimination claims or...

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General election 2017: five things to know about politics in the workplace

19 Apr 2017

Can employers prevent staff from political campaigning at work? Should employees be banned from displaying their political allegiance, for example...

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Should every weekend be a long weekend?

12 Apr 2017

With spring’s four bank holidays fast approaching, it’s easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. Roisin...

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Labour pledges £10 minimum wage from 2020

10 Apr 2017

Jeremy Corbyn today pledges a £10 minimum wage if Labour wins the 2020 general election.
The Labour Party leader, speaking...

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Freedom of movement could continue for some time after Brexit

5 Apr 2017

Theresa May has hinted that free movement of EU citizens could continue during an “implementation period” after the UK has...

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Great Repeal Bill: No immediate changes to workers’ rights

30 Mar 2017

The Government has issued a White Paper detailing how it will replace EU legislation with national laws, just one day...

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Employment status: Excel cycle courier was worker

24 Mar 2017

An employment tribunal has held that a cycle courier whose contracts with Excel labelled him as a contractor was in...

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HR Tech World 2017: What does Brexit mean for HR?

23 Mar 2017

Economist Dr Daniel Thorniley brought yesterday’s HR Tech World conference to what he acknowledged was a “brutal, sombre and miserable”,...

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Uber employment status case: are there implications for all employers?

23 Mar 2017

Does the recent spate of employment status cases have implications for all employers, or just for the gig economy sector?...

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Most gig workers want better rights

17 Mar 2017

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of “gig economy” workers believe the Government should guarantee them basic employment rights and benefits, with only...

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Government makes U-turn on national insurance rises

15 Mar 2017

The Government has announced it will scrap plans to increase national insurance payments for the self-employed.
Chancellor Philip Hammond wrote...

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Spring Budget 2017: T-Levels and taxes on self-employed

8 Mar 2017

Philip Hammond used today’s Spring Budget to launch a series of measures aimed at boosting technical skills and productivity and...

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