Commentary

Legal guidance: Whistleblowing in the NHS

Consultant editor Darren Newman considers whistleblowing in the NHS, focusing on the public interest test and the danger of working...

May’s promise on post-Brexit workers’ rights ‘meaningless’

An EU and employment law barrister has described Theresa May’s purported guarantee on workers’ rights after Brexit as “meaningless” in...

Hospital maintenance

TUPE or not TUPE? NHS Trust did not unfairly dismiss workers

An employment tribunal has found that a hospital trust did not unfairly dismiss 13 maintenance workers because they had not...

The case for an independent labour standards agency

Consultant editor Darren Newman considers the current system of labour standards enforcement and suggests that the Government could play a...

Proceeding with a disciplinary hearing when companion unavailable

XpertHR’s consultant editor Darren Newman looks at a recent decision highlighting the potential danger in proceeding with a disciplinary hearing...

Gig economy drivers on collision course with GDPR

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

From Uber to Deliveroo via Pimlico: The search for clarity on the gig economy

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”

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What will Pimlico Plumbers appeal mean for employment status?

XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman considers the arguments before the Supreme Court in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith,...

Springboard injunctions: Case law shows mixed success

Employers often use interim or “springboard” injunctions to protect confidential information after employees decide to leave. But they are not...

Microchipping workers: What are the moral, practical and legal implications?

Three Square Market, a Wisconsin-based tech company, recently became one of the first in the world to microchip staff. David...

Shared parental pay: Is refusal to match enhanced maternity pay sex discrimination?

Darren Newman asks if an employment tribunal was correct to hold that it was...

regulatory-references

Senior Managers Regime: New rules on references from 7 March

New rules regarding references in the financial services industry come into force on 7 March as part of the Senior...

Making the most of your gender pay gap report

With the gender pay gap reporting Regulations coming into force in April, it is critical that HR teams can understand...

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