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Make big brands liable for supply chain non-compliance – Matthew Taylor

Major companies should be jointly liable for non-compliance with employment...

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Uber worker status case heard at EAT

27 Sep 2017

Uber appears at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) today to appeal last year’s decision on the employment status of its...

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Addison Lee drivers are workers, tribunal rules

25 Sep 2017

An employment tribunal has ruled that a group of Addison Lee drivers were workers and therefore entitled to rights such...

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What can we expect from the Supreme Court in the Pimlico Plumbers case?

31 Aug 2017

Consultant editor Darren Newman expresses surprise that Pimlico Plumbers was granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court in a...

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Gig economy: Addison Lee courier was worker

3 Aug 2017

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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