Employment law

New ‘flexi’ apprenticeships to be announced in budget

A new ‘flexi-job’ apprenticeship will allow apprentices to work with a number of different employers in their chosen sector.

Unemployment claims up 145% around pandemic-hit airports

1 Mar 2021

The number of people out of work around major airports is significantly higher than the rate seen across the rest of the UK.

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Top 10 HR questions February 2021: Vaccination and IR35

1 Mar 2021

Can employers insist their staff have a coronavirus vaccination? What is IR35? Last month's big HR questions answered by XpertHR...

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Staff put in seven unpaid hours a week during pandemic

26 Feb 2021

The average employee worked 7.7 hours of unpaid overtime each week in 2020 and lost out on £7,000 in wages.

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European Commission to consult over future of gig economy

26 Feb 2021

The European Commission has begun its consultation on the rights of gig economy workers whose labour is governed by digital platforms.

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How to be a great employer in challenging times (webinar)

25 Feb 2021

Tuesday 30 March – Register Now | Sinead Sharpe and Ben Thompson join Rob Moss to look at how positive workplace culture can effect change.

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Asda restructure set to impact 5,000 jobs

25 Feb 2021

Asda begins consultations with staff as major restructure is drawn up in response to surge in online shopping.

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Goldman Sachs CEO pushes for return to the office

25 Feb 2021

Remote working is an ‘aberration’, according to Goldman Sachs boss David Solomon, and needed correcting in order to safeguard collaboration.

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Presenter Kaye Adams wins IR35 tax case

24 Feb 2021

TV and radio presenter Kaye Adams has won a case at the tax tribunal after judges ruled that the BBC...

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Uber ruling: what happens next?

23 Feb 2021

The Supreme Court's decision in the Uber v Aslam case is set to have significant implications for the app-based working model. But what comes next for Uber and its workers?

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Nurse who blew whistle on race-based shift allocation wins £26k compensation

23 Feb 2021

A paediatric nurse who alleged racial discrimination and was banned from booking shifts as a result has been awarded £26,000 in compensation.

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Unemployment at five-year high, but vacancies on the rise

23 Feb 2021

ONS figures show the number of employees on company payrolls has fallen by 726,000, while the unemployment rate reached its highest for almost five years.

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Unemployment may be ‘close to peak’, says CIPD

22 Feb 2021

More than half of employers plan to hire new staff over the next three months, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD.

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How technology can help as businesses face the offboarding challenge

22 Feb 2021

Digital tools can play in ensuring the ‘offboarding’ experience is well organised and communicated, writes Duncan Casemore.

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Supreme Court: Uber drivers are workers

19 Feb 2021

Uber loses final possible appeal against employment tribunal judgment that its drivers are entitled to workers' rights.

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