Freelance workers

Gig workers should be able to form unions, says EU commissioner

The European Union’s competition commissioner has said that gig workers should be able to “team up” to form unions.

Musicians call for better freelance protections from sexual harassment

23 Oct 2019

The Musicians’ Union is campaigning for stronger protections from sexual harassment and discrimination after almost half of members surveyed said...

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How to manage employees with ‘side hustles’

22 Oct 2019

More and more people are taking on “side hustles” in addition to their main job. But while supporting side hustles...

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IR35: Time for the private sector to get its house in order?

16 Oct 2019

Recent decisions by major employers such as Barclays and Lloyds to bring all contractors onto payroll have ruffled feathers in...

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Gig economy: Uber launches on-demand jobs app ‘Works’

3 Oct 2019

Uber Technologies has launched a new app to put casual workers in touch with employers trying to fill vacant shifts....

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Recruitment firms anxious about no-deal Brexit

2 Oct 2019

As Boris Johnson prepares to put proposals for a new deal to the EU, research has shown that 87% of...

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Gig economy: Royal Mail’s eCourier drivers to strike over employment status

26 Sep 2019

Drivers and riders working for eCourier, a same-day delivery service owned by Royal Mail Group, have voted for strike action,...

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Tribunal seeks ‘worker’ status clarification from EU

18 Sep 2019

An employment tribunal is seeking clarification from the European Court of Justice on the proper interpretation of the “worker” classification...

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Out-of-hours GP who had limited company was a worker, rules EAT

12 Sep 2019

A recent judgment has highlighted the urgent need for a reliable tool for organisations to determine employment status, a law...

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Landmark gig economy bill close to becoming law in California

11 Sep 2019

The state of California is close to passing a landmark bill that will require employers to treat gig economy workers...

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IR35: Will the private sector learn the hard way?

24 Jun 2019

Aspects of the IR35 tax legislation have proved unpopular and many are anxious about its roll out for private sector organisations next year.

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IR35: HMRC’s defence of status tool is like ‘climate change denial’

23 May 2019

Campaigners have accused HM Revenue & Customs of acting in a manner “akin to climate change denial” in its defence...

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Amazon offers workers thousands to set up own delivery businesses

14 May 2019

Amazon is offering its employees thousands of pounds in funding to set up independent delivery businesses.
The company has said...

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‘Extend whistleblowing protections in line with new EU law’

16 Apr 2019

The government is being urged to adopt new EU whistleblowing legislation, to avoid the risk of UK whistleblowers being left behind.

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A return-to-work model for workers without OH? A personal perspective

5 Apr 2019

Now making a full recovery following his heart operation before Christmas, Nic Paton’s experience of being in hospital and post-operative...

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