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Defeating Unconscious Bias In Recruitment
Over the summer PWC announced a ban on all male shortlists while KPMG declared that it would not be considering shortlists ...
21 Sep 2018
Pimlico Plumbers Ltd V Smith
The Supreme Court in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd v Smith [2018] UKSC 29 held that a heating engineer whose contract described him as self-employed was actually a 'worker' ...
20 Jul 2018
Worker Status: Pimlico Plumbers Supreme Court Judgment Is Handed Down
The Supreme Court has today handed down its judgment in the long running Pimlico Plumbers worker status case, ruling that Gary Smith was a worker.
18 Jun 2018
Work Somewhere Different
The Office Group's co-CEO, Charlie Green, explains how The Flexible Revolution has changed the way we do business
15 May 2018
Taylor Review
The government has responded to Matthew Taylor's review on the gig economy, published in July last year, with a promised overhaul of employment rights to improve conditions ...
16 Apr 2018
Is That Email Really From Your Client?
Hugo Plowman and Rebecca Morse, partner and associate in the litigation department, discuss the rise in recruitment fraud and how recruiters can protect themselves against this.
6 Apr 2018
The Government's Response To The Taylor Review
It will be some months before we have a better idea of exactly how exactly the government is going to address the concerns raised in the Taylor Review.
12 Feb 2018
Trade Union Woes
They will not make for happy reading for the unions.
25 Jan 2018
Self-Management: Bliss Or Chaos?
Not so long ago, Web 2.0 revolutionised the internet. For the first time, monolithic web pages created by corporate institutions met dynamic, user-generated content ...
25 Jan 2018
Private Life At Work: Employee Monitoring
A case that was widely hailed as an employer's charter to snoop on employees' personal e-mails (as we reported here) was recently overturned by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
23 Jan 2018
Implications Of Worker Status - A Guide For Companies
The modern workforce is complex. Many different models exist to facilitate new ways of working. The rise of the "gig economy" has driven an increase in casual work ...
22 Jan 2018
Maternity Rights Extended
The long-awaited amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act (SDA) came into force this week. In this Briefing, we look at those amendments, and in particular a new right for women on additional maternity leave to claim the same contractual terms as those applying during ordinary maternity leave.
16 Apr 2008
Advocate General: Employees On Long-Term Sick Leave Should Accrue Holiday
The Advocate General to the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") has recently given her opinion in the case of Stringer v HM Revenue & Customs. This case concerns whether workers are entitled to paid annual leave during long-term sick leave.
28 Feb 2008
The Legality Of Rolled-Up Holiday Pay
Since 01 October 2007, under the Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (which amended the Working Time Regulations 1998 ("WTR")), all workers (including temporary and those with irregular hours) in the UK have been entitled to 4.8 weeks (24 days) of paid leave every year including bank holidays.
18 Jan 2008
Employment In 2007 – The Year That Was
As is traditional at this time of year, we will recap on the employment law developments over this past year. Whereas we have not seen any revolutionary new legislation coming into force, there have nevertheless been some interesting developments in areas such as dispute resolution and age discrimination. We have also seen an overhaul of the Companies Act, the introduction of the smoking ban and an increase in the statutory holiday entitlement.
13 Dec 2007
Stress And New Legislation
Work-related stress may have seemed a distant memory during the summer holidays but with most people now firmly back at work, we report this month on two Court of Appeal cases on stress in the workplace. We also give an overview of employment law developments taking effect next month.
20 Sep 2007
Restricting Employees´ Activities - How Far Can You Go?
This month we look at a recent case in which the Court of Appeal upheld a post-termination non-dealing clause in a contract of employment. We also consider the enforceability of restrictive covenants generally and whether the courts are beginning to take a more flexible approach to post-termination restrictions.
23 Aug 2007
Bumper New Year Edition - That Age Old Problem Won´t Retire
In a previous bulletin, we discussed the impact of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 ('the Regulations') that came into force on 1 October 2006. The Regulations protect employees, applicants and contract workers from discrimination, harassment or victimisation on the basis of their age (or perceived age). Just as employers are updating their processes to conform to the Regulations, a recent High Court action may force us all to rethink our approach.
11 Jan 2007
An Age of Change – Age Discrimination Liabilities For Recruitment Agencies
The 1st October 2006 saw the introduction of what could be the most influential piece of legislation in 30 years. The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 ('the Age Regulations') provide protection to employees, applicants, contract and agency workers, partners and various other parties against discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the basis of actual or apparent age.
6 Oct 2006
Preparing For The Onset Of Age Discrimination
On 1 October 2006, the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 ("the Regulations") will coame into force and willto provide protection for employees, applicants, contract workers and various other parties against discrimination, harassment and victimisation because of their age.
3 Oct 2006
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