Employment law

More protections against “excessive” employee surveillance needed

Two-thirds of workers fear that workplace surveillance fuels distrust and could be used in a discriminatory way if left unregulated,...

Gig economy drivers on collision course with GDPR

15 Aug 2018

Some of the major names in the development of the gig economy − such as Deliveroo, Pimlico Plumbers and Uber...

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Record fall in EU nationals employed in UK

14 Aug 2018

The number of EU nationals working in the UK has fallen by a record amount, with 86,000 fewer EU workers...

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Schoolgirl awarded £16k in Pizza Hut sexual harassment case

13 Aug 2018

A 17-year-old schoolgirl receptionist at a Pizza Hut Delivery branch in east London has been awarded £15,800 after winning a...

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Employers report lack of candidates and pressure to increase wages

13 Aug 2018

Two in five employers found it difficult to get the staff they needed over the past 12 months and have...

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How smartphones can land employers in the dock

13 Aug 2018

Smartphones are encouraging employees to exceed the number of hours they are contracted to work, which in some cases could...

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Sports Direct saves House of Fraser from administration

10 Aug 2018

Sports Direct has bought House of Fraser out of administration for £90m. The sports retailer, owned by billionaire Mike Ashley...

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Shared parental leave: removing financial barriers could encourage uptake

9 Aug 2018

UCL research suggests that shared parental leave is failing, with financial implications and strict eligibility creating barriers...

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Nurse who set himself on fire after being dismissed was treated unfairly

9 Aug 2018

A nurse who set himself on fire and died after being dismissed from his job was “treated unfairly”, according to...

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Tier 2 visa alternatives: Employing skilled non-EEA workers

8 Aug 2018

For eight consecutive months the number of applications for certificates of sponsorship for non-EEA workers have surpassed the number available...

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Joint employer concept to be tested in High Court

7 Aug 2018

In a case that could open the door for more than 3 million outsourced workers to negotiate directly with their...

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Paternity leave uptake falls for first time in five years

7 Aug 2018

The number of new fathers taking paternity leave fell for the first time in five years last year, while almost...

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High number of non-disclosure agreements signed by TfL leavers

6 Aug 2018

More than 800 employees who left Transport for London in 2017-18 signed non-disclosure agreements, it has emerged, sparking sharp criticism

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House of Fraser rescue deal collapses with 17,000 jobs at stake

3 Aug 2018

A deal that would have saved 28 of 59 House of Fraser stores has broken down as investor pulls out...

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Government to consider five days’ paid leave for working carers

3 Aug 2018

The government has committed to exploring the case for five days’ statutory paid leave for carers, but has been criticised...

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