Employment law

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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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Government’s tribunal fees refund scheme now fully open

16 Nov 2017

The Government’s scheme for individuals to apply for tribunal fees refunds has been rolled out to all applicants, after a...

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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.
This means...

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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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Does employee surveillance improve or impair performance?

8 Nov 2017

Employee surveillance is becoming ever more pervasive in the workplace. New technologies make it easier to monitor employee performance and...

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Pregnant women and new mothers need more legal protection

7 Nov 2017

A charity has called for greater legal protections for new mothers, claiming the Government has failed to act on the...

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Colour blindness deemed not to be disability at tribunal

7 Nov 2017

A claimant’s red-green colour blindness could not be considered a disability under the Equality Act 2010, an employment tribunal has...

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Attracting millennials: What businesses can learn from Labour and the Tories

3 Nov 2017

After an unexpected election result and a fresh wave of scandals at Westminster, it’s not surprising that the millennial generation...

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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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Top 10 HR questions October 2017: Modern slavery statements and GDPR

2 Nov 2017

The requirement for large employers to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement came into force in October 2015 and...

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Pilot flexible working programmes for teachers announced

31 Oct 2017

Justine Greening has announced new pilot programmes to look at ways of supporting and employing teachers flexibly, and enhancing coaching...

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Sexual harassment: the rise of historical allegations

31 Oct 2017

With the reports of historical sexual harassment in Hollywood and now Parliament, employees may feel increasingly able to come forward...

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HR horrors: How to flee four frightening scenarios

31 Oct 2017

Halloween is upon us, but what are the most common HR horrors and how should employers deal with them? Alexandra...

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Bank holidays: five things employers need to know

30 Oct 2017

Most of the the UK has eight permanent bank holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May...

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