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Gig economy: Addison Lee courier was worker

An employment tribunal has found that an Addison Lee courier was a worker and not an independent contractor, in the...

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Good work or bad? Reaction to the Taylor Review

11 Jul 2017

Any much-anticipated report is likely to divide opinion, and the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices is no different. Rob...

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Dependent contractor status proposed in Taylor review

10 Jul 2017

An alternative worker status – dependent contractor – will be proposed by the Taylor review tomorrow alongside calls for new...

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Deliveroo calls for new gig worker status

7 Jul 2017

Food delivery company Deliveroo has announced plans to offer its self-employed couriers sick pay as it calls on the Government...

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Pay self-employed workers the national minimum wage, says thinktank

4 Jul 2017

Certain self-employed workers should be paid the minimum wage, according to recommendations by the Resolution Foundation.
The thinktank has submitted...

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Technology is disrupting work – but what do staff think?

30 Jun 2017

How is the world of work changing? Perhaps more importantly, how do staff perceive it to be changing? ADP president...

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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

18 May 2017

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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Companies should prove gig workers are not employees

27 Apr 2017

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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Taylor heard evidence from care workers who are told to be on call from 7am, only to then be informed there is no work

Non-guaranteed hours could command higher minimum wage

18 Apr 2017

Companies that want to employ people on zero hours contracts could face a hike in the minimum wage rate, the...

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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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IT contractors in the public sector could leave in favour of private-sector work, reports suggest

Public sector could lose talent thanks to new IR35 rules

28 Feb 2017

Tax changes due to be introduced in April could mean thousands of public-sector contractors leave their work in favour of...

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

22 Feb 2017

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

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Employment law cases 2017: seven decisions to look out for

14 Dec 2016

We round up seven significant employment law decisions expected in 2017, with cases pending on employment status, equal pay, whistleblowing,...

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