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Taylor welcomes proposals in draft gig economy Bill

Matthew Taylor, author of the Taylor review of modern employment practices published this summer, has welcomed the draft Bill published...

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“Worker by default” status proposed in new gig economy Bill

20 Nov 2017

The Work and Pensions Committee and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee have produced a draft Bill designed to...

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Landmark decision rules Deliveroo riders are self-employed

15 Nov 2017

Deliveroo riders are not workers and are self-employed, according to a decision yesterday by the Central Arbitration Committee.
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EAT confirms Uber drivers are workers

10 Nov 2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that Uber drivers should be classified as workers who are entitled to basic...

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Gig economy: three ways to attract and retain the best freelancers

10 Nov 2017

Research shows that sought-after technical workers increasingly want to work on a freelance basis. So how can employers stand out...

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Kevin Green to step down as CEO of the REC

6 Nov 2017

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation has announced that its chief executive, Kevin Green, is to step down in 2018.
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Work and Pensions Committee calls out “egregious” self-employment contract

2 Nov 2017

The Work and Pensions Committee has called for fitness chain Gym Group to explain itself after a personal trainer blew...

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Sleep-in payback scheme described as “suicide note” for social care employers

2 Nov 2017

A government scheme designed to help social care providers comply with minimum wage legislation has been described as a “suicide...

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Time running out for Brexit migration consultation

24 Oct 2017

With this Friday’s deadline to contribute towards the call for evidence from the Migration Advisory Committee, Jackie Penlington looks at...

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

12 Oct 2017

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

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Foster carer files case claiming worker status

9 Oct 2017

A foster carer has filed an employment tribunal claim against Hampshire County Council for unpaid holiday in a case that...

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Sex discrimination: female chef excluded from working at all-male barbecue

9 Oct 2017

An employment tribunal held that a female chef was discriminated against when she was rejected for extra work at a...

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Top 10 HR questions September 2017: Travel time and zero hours status

3 Oct 2017

Should you include time spent travelling when calculating employees’ working time? The number one FAQ for September deals with this...

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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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