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Employers are required to provide employees with an employment contract, a written statement of certain terms and conditions of their employment, within two months of the beginning of their employment.
Employer should always consult with the employee prior to changing an employee's contract of employment. Failure to follow a fair procedure when varying employees' terms and conditions of employment may result in an employee bringing a claim for breach of contract.
29 Jun 2018
Fifty Deliveroo riders are to receive a share in a six-figure settlement after they claimed they had been unlawfully denied...
25 Jun 2018
An employment tribunal has ruled that a group of Hermes couriers are workers, rather than self-employed.
22 Jun 2018
In recent cases it has become apparent that Uber, City Sprint, Deliveroo and Pimlico Plumbers had each created contracts that purported to ensure that their “partners” – the drivers, cyclists and plumbers – were classed as “self employed”
14 Jun 2018
The Supreme Court this week deemed a former Pimlico plumber a worker for employment rights purposes, even though he was...
13 Jun 2018
In a key gig economy case decision, the Supreme Court has decided that a plumber who brought a case against...
1 Jun 2018
Outsourcing and IT services firms including Capita and FDM Group are facing a legal challenge from former employees who have...
1 Jun 2018
Two-thirds of employers back the introduction of a right for agency workers and zero-hours contract workers to request a stable...
22 May 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May has been urged to take action over an “array of deplorable decisions” that MPs say will...
18 May 2018
Freelance and contractor bodies have called a new Government consultation into IR35 tax reform a “fatal blow” to the UK’s...
17 May 2018
Deliveroo has announced that it will make all permanent staff shareholders, in a move worth around £10m.
11 May 2018
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld a claim by an Addison Lee cycle courier that he was a worker, rather...
11 May 2018
With major changes to employment status likely on the horizon and a growing proportion of the workforce operating within the...
9 May 2018
The Director for Labour Market Enforcement has called for higher financial penalties for employers who exploit workers and flout employment...
24 Apr 2018
The view that full-time employment is in retreat and will be subsumed by the gig economy is not borne out...