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May
19
2017

Gig economy: Giving with one hand and ‘taking away’ with the other?

Following parliamentary pressure, the takeaway delivery company Deliveroo has removed a controversial clause within its “supplier agreement” that sought to prevent couriers from challenging their self-employed status at an employment..

May
19
2017

Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat Manifestos – Key Employment & Immigration Law Pledges

With the general election fast approaching, we have set out the key employment law points from the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos...

May
19
2017

Conservatives Manifesto: Pledge to Double Immigration Skills Charge

Launching the Tories Manifesto today, Theresa May has said a strong economy and delivering Brexit were top priorities. On immigration, the Tories have vowed to uphold the party’s promise to..

May
18
2017

Will Labour turn back the clock on TUPE?

The Labour Manifesto has had some newspapers proclaiming a return to the 1970s but for TUPE it could be a return to a more recent past. ..

May
18
2017

Junior doctor recognised as a worker for whistleblowing purposes

Dr Day entered into a training contract with Health Education England (“HEE”). HEE placed Dr Day on a series of training placements with different NHS trusts. ..

May
12
2017

Positive Discrimination and Brexit

Until the UK leaves the EU and probably after, EU employees cannot receive more favourable or less favourable treatment...

May
12
2017

Brexit – Is TUPE in the firing line?

Despite reassurances that existing employment law rights will be protected following Brexit, there is much scepticism as to whether government guarantees will last, especially since a “Hard Brexit” Britain will..

May
12
2017

Work and Pensions Committee deliver further blow against “gig economy”

In an extremely scathing report, the Work and Pensions Committee has suggested working under a self-employed status leaves workers vulnerable to exploitation, and that those working for firms who use..

May
12
2017

ICO fines: A reminder that organisations can be liable for third party errors

Two recent ICO fines totalling over £200,000 have shown that, even when an organisation does not immediately appear at fault, they can be held liable if they haven’t taken steps..



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