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Uber taken to court after firing drivers using automated algorithms

Uber taken to court after firing drivers using automated algorithms

The transportation company Uber has been taken to court by drivers who were allegedly fired through the company's use of automated algorithms.  British drivers have asked courts in the Netherlands, where the company's data is based, to overrule the automatic...

Former leader of the House of Commons says IR35 should be abolished

Former leader of the House of Commons says IR35 should be abolished

The former leader of the House of Commons, Mel Stride, has called for the abolishment of the "dreaded" IR35 tax rule. During a Treasury Committee meeting on the 21st October, Mel Stride announced his view that the new off-payroll working rules should be abolished....

COVID-19 causes massive backlog in employment tribunal claims

COVID-19 causes massive backlog in employment tribunal claims

Professionals warn that a "perfect storm" is brewing within the employment tribunal system due to rising demand as a result of COVID-19 and restricted capacity. New warnings from Citizens Advice, a charity who gives free advice linked to money, consumer and legal...

What must HR do to prepare for the Brexit deadline?

What must HR do to prepare for the Brexit deadline?

A new publicity campaign called "Time is running out" is being launched by the Government, urging firms to prepare for the Brexit deadline (1 January 2021).  The Government are releasing a new campaign which seeks to remind businesses of the imminent Brexit deadline...

How are new IR35 rules going to impact businesses and workers?

How are new IR35 rules going to impact businesses and workers?

Almost half of all contractors state that they are going to continue contracting through a personal services company after April 2021.  HRreview previously reported on HMRC's warning to businesses to ensure they are up-to-date with incoming changes to IR35 in 2021. ...

HMRC tells businesses to prepare for IR35 changes in 2021

HMRC tells businesses to prepare for IR35 changes in 2021

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has told businesses to prepare for "important changes" to IR35.  In an October 2020 Bulletin, HMRC has told businesses that they must prepare for the important changes that are occurring to the off-payroll working rules in...

Tesco employees take legal action over equal pay dispute

Tesco employees take legal action over equal pay dispute

Yesterday (6th October 2020), the Tesco Action Group went to court over claims that the supermarket did not pay staff equally, with men being paid more than women over a seven year time frame.  This legal action was first brought against Tesco in 2018 as estimates...

Employment Law Analysis

Malcolm Cairns: Make wellbeing in your organisation part of your culture

Malcolm Cairns: Make wellbeing in your organisation part of your culture

Although employment law has brought significant benefits for employees in the workplace, a changing environment means HR professionals need to think about their entire strategy as a whole. Don’t just treat the symptoms, make sure that your wellbeing policy is relevant...

Dan Grim: Is IR35 the death of contractors?

Dan Grim: Is IR35 the death of contractors?

Despite the Government’s IR35 reforms being just a few weeks away, a considerable proportion of soon-to-be affected businesses continue to be both concerned and confused by the upcoming changes. Many organisations still don’t even know that the changes are coming (71...

Exclusive, HMRC’s Ruth Stanier: IR35 changes coming in April

Exclusive, HMRC’s Ruth Stanier: IR35 changes coming in April

From April 2020, contractors who work through personal service companies (PSC) will be affected by changes to the off-payroll working rules. What does this mean? The changes will ensure that people working like employees, but through an intermediary pay broadly the...

Matt Fryer: What advice should you take in the countdown to IR35?

Matt Fryer: What advice should you take in the countdown to IR35?

There has been much debate about the upcoming changes to the Off-Payroll Working Rules and in particular, the introduction of IR35 to the private sector. The new rules require businesses to assess whether a contractor is genuinely self-employed or, in the words of...

Sally Hancock: Responding to workplace incidents

Sally Hancock: Responding to workplace incidents

With the introduction of more punitive sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences in 2016, organisational safety was put into sharp focus. Fines for businesses in violation of health and safety law across all sectors have since sky-rocketed. As a result,...

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