Employment law

The gig economy, demonstrated by  the working practices of companies like Deliveroo, shows that employment law is miles behind modern working.practices.Photo by Richard Gardner/REX/Shutterstock

Employment status: will 2017 bring new legal rights for casual workers?

A government review of employment status and further gig economy tribunal cases are expected this year, not to mention the...

Fathers are more likely to face obstacles  in achieving a work-life balanceMito Images/REX/Shutterstock

Dads face negative bias in quest for work-life balance

22 Feb 2017

Fathers face a negative bias when seeking a better work-life balance or applying for part-time employment, a new study suggests....

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Common sense needed in TUPE service provision changes

21 Feb 2017

A recent legal ruling shows that sound judgment is needed during TUPE service provision changes to decide whether or not...

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Government failing to act on gender pay gap recommendations

21 Feb 2017

The Government will fail to achieve its goal of eliminating the gender pay gap within a generation unless it tackles...

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Writing a modern slavery statement: a guide for employers

21 Feb 2017

Large employers with a financial year running from 1 April to 31 March should already be thinking about their modern...

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Once women have children, they suffer a “pay penalty” resulting in significantly lower earnings than male colleaguesWestEnd61/REX/Shutterstock

Will gender pay gap reporting tackle the motherhood “pay penalty”?

20 Feb 2017

Recent research shows that the gender pay gap has significantly reduced for younger workers, but that the gap remains wide...

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Is it ever fair to expect employees to dress a certain way?

16 Feb 2017

When receptionist Nicola Thorp was sent home from an assignment for wearing flat shoes it created a flurry of debate...

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Religious festivals: five-week holiday rejection not discriminatory

14 Feb 2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld a tribunal’s rejection of a claim that a Roman Catholic was not discriminated against...

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Matthew Taylor was appointed last October by Downing Street to lead the a review of modern employment practicesRichard Gardner/REX/Shutterstock

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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Bonus season: five mistakes employers can make

14 Feb 2017

Reports have suggested that RBS, majority-owned by the taxpayer, will shell out some £340 million in staff bonuses this year,...

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Four key actions to tackle a gender pay gap

14 Feb 2017

New rules on gender pay gap reporting simply compel employers to publish details of their pay gap on an annual...

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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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Relationship break-ups are a nightmare at the best of times, but can be even more difficult if the couple works together. Photo: Moviestore Collection/REX/Shutterstock.

Valentine’s Day: 10 potential problems with workplace romances

10 Feb 2017

Can employers have rules on personal relationships at work? Is it harassment for a worker to ask a colleague out...

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Employment tribunal decisions now online

9 Feb 2017

A new webpage listing employment tribunal decisions has been launched on the gov.uk website.
The webpage allows the public to...

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Co-habiting unmarried partner wins pensions case

8 Feb 2017

Unmarried partners of occupational pension scheme members should be eligible for survivor pension benefits, regardless of whether or not they...

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