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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..

Apr
28
2017

‘Racist’ immigration policy causing crisis in the curry kitchen?

The BBC reported this week that an increasing number of Indian restaurants in Scotland were closing due to strict immigration rules which are preventing restaurants from recruiting top chefs from..

Apr
13
2017

Icelandic approach to gender pay gap: should the UK take note?

UK employers with more than 250 employees are now required to publish reports regarding their gender pay gap on an annual basis...

Feb
22
2017

Supreme Court decides minimum income immigration rule is lawful

This morning, the UK’s highest court has unanimously ruled that the minimum income threshold introduced by Theresa May in 2012, is lawful. The measure that British spouses must earn more..

Jan
13
2017

Another “Spoke in the Wheel” of the Gig Economy? Tribunal finds bike courier to be worker

Following in the tracks of the recent “Uber” case, in Dewhurst v Citysprint UK Ltd a cycle courier has been found to be a worker and not self- employed as..

Oct
28
2016

The verdict is in: Uber Drivers ARE workers!

Back in August we blogged on claims brought by two Uber drivers that they were ‘workers’ and not self-employed and thus entitled to benefits workers receive such as rest breaks,..

Oct
06
2016

Elected Union Officials were agents under the Equality Act

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has decided that two elected workplace union officials, despite not being the union’s employees, were its agents and therefore the union could be held liable for..

Sep
30
2016

Apprenticeship levy update

In November last year we reported on the government’s plans to reform apprenticeships and introduce a levy of 0.5% for employers with a total payroll bill in excess of £3m...

Aug
30
2016

Home workers: how do you measure performance?

With an increasing number of homeworkers and flexible working arrangements it's important to ensure that the performance of these employees' is measured and actions are taken to maximise the effectiveness..

Jun
01
2016

How much HR do robots need?

It may not spell the total demise of HR, but the rise of robots now promises a big difference to workforce numbers and character...



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