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Deliveroo calls for new gig worker status

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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How to get the most out of good leaver/bad leaver provisions

12 Jun 2015

Kate Schmit and Nicholas Atkins look at the use of good leaver/bad leaver provisions to incentivise employees, and suggest that...

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The benefits and challenges of employee share incentives

20 Feb 2015

Recent academic research looking into the impact of employee share ownership provides some fairly compelling data to support arguments that...

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Employee-shareholder contracts: five things you need to know

28 Aug 2013

On 1 September 2013, a new kind of employment contract – the employee-shareholder contract – is introduced. Employee-shareholders will benefit...

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Employee-shareholder status comes at expense of employment rights

10 Jun 2013

The Government intends its new legislation to come into force in September, but many employers, workers and unions feel that...

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Lords’ approval of shares-for-rights proposal met with criticism

25 Apr 2013

The decision by the House of Lords to approve the “shares-for-rights” clause in the Government’s Growth and Infrastructure Bill has...

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House of Lords rejects ‘shares for rights’ proposal for second time

23 Apr 2013

The House of Lords has voted for the second time to reject the Government’s “shares-for-rights” proposal, only weeks after it previously...

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House of Commons reinstates ‘rights for shares’ proposal after Lords rejection

16 Apr 2013

The House of Commons has voted to reinstate the Government’s controversial “rights for shares” proposal into the Growth and Infrastructure...

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Legal opinion: Incentivising staff in challenging economic conditions

1 Aug 2011

Incentivising staff in these challenging economic times is more important than ever as employers look to increase productivity and get...

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Royal Mail postmen could be given shares in the firm under new privatisation plans

30 Jun 2010

Part of the national postal service could be owned by a John Lewis-style trust, where postmen would be treated as...

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British Airways bosses get £3m in shares despite strike

6 Apr 2010

British Airways (BA) awarded senior staff share options of almost £3m during last month’s industrial action. The awards – part of...

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Marks & Spencer reward package for new CEO totals £8.5m

2 Feb 2010

Marks & Spencer has agreed to pay its new boss £8.5m for his first year in the job.

The high...

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Friday Podcast: Mental health and the workplace; Civil service compensation scheme

11 Dec 2009

HR news and analysis, including:

We talk to Lord McKenzie about the government’s mental health employment strategy
And we discuss...

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RBS chief exec’s £9.6m pay pot angers shareholders

22 Jun 2009

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is expected to reveal that it has agreed a £9.6m pay deal for its...

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Tesco staff bonuses top £98m in shares as retailer reports record £3bn profit

26 May 2009

More than 207,000 Tesco staff will share £98m in bonuses after the supermarket giant’s annual results showed profits had soared...

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