Nikki Duncan: Easier to hire or fire?

For the last couple of years the Coalition have been introducing a range of measures designed to allay employer fear about being faced with Tribunal claims. This drive is based on concern that such fear was impeding business growth, with employers too cautious to recruit, and/or to address capability issues in the work force. The…

Nikki Duncan: Legal comment on pledged crackdown on zero hours

Hard on the heels of Ed Miliband’s vow, at the TUC’s annual conference, to crack down on the abuse of zero-hour contracts, the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has used the Lib-Dem Conference to highlight the Government’s own, somewhat similar, plans. Whilst Ed Miliband has announced the appointment of the former Head of HR at Morrisons,…