Uber has lost its appeal against a landmark gig economy ruling,
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Will plans announced by Government to improve the rights of workers on zero-hour contracts, agency employees and those working in the gig economy, live up to their promise?
Deliveroo riders lose appeal against CAC decision from November 2017.
The latest ruling to go against gig-economy companies ruled that British drivers at car service Addison Lee are workers, entitling them to rights such as the minimum wage.
9 in 10 employers and employees agree that gig economy workers need more rights and protections
With the General election only a week away, business, individuals and HR teams alike will be wondering how the next UK Government plans to respond to the changing employment landscape. We’ve pulled together a brief summary of the election’s three front-runners to help you compare policies on all things work-related, from zero-hour contracts to maternity and paternity pay.
Theresa May is promising what she says would be the biggest expansion of workers’ rights by any Conservative government in history, if the party retains power.
An ex-employee of Pimlico Plumbers has won a legal battle for working rights in the latest significant court ruling over employee status in the modern workplace.
Last week, Prime Minister Theresa May and Secretary of State for Brexit David Davis discussed the government’s approach to Brexit, which included a commitment to protect and improve workers’ rights.
Uber, the app-based taxi booking service, is facing legal action from unions over allegations its drivers are not receiving basic workers’ rights.
FIFA needs to get tough with the organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, says the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), as it publishes a report exposing the squalid conditions in which many of the tournament’s construction workers are living. The report – The Case Against Qatar – shows, says the ITUC, just how far Qatar…
The use of zero-hours contracts in the UK economy has been underestimated, oversimplified and unfairly demonised, with the positive experience of the majority of people employed on them being overlooked, according to new research from the CIPD. A survey of more than 2,500 workers has found that zero-hours workers are just as satisfied with their job as…
A flagship Government initiative allowing organisations to offer shares in return for removing certain employment rights is likely to fail because an overwhelming proportion of firms think it will be damaging to their business – according to a survey of over 500 UK companies by national law firm, Irwin Mitchell. The so called ‘shares for…
Migrant workers report being ‘treated like cattle’ Subcontractors for Qatar Petroleum, Hyundai E&C and OHL Construction linked to exploitation Workers living in squalid, overcrowded accommodation with no air conditioning, and exposed to overflowing sewage or uncovered septic tanks Workers left unpaid for months and prevented from leaving the country by employers – faced with mounting debts…