Why staff transfers to the EU are likely to get harder post-Brexit

____   Employers should expect more restrictions and higher costs There has been much speculation about what Brexit will mean for workers from EU member states and their rights to work in the UK, but far less commentary on the estimated 1.22 million UK nationals working in the rest of the EU. Yet multinational businesses… Continue reading

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Experts clash over huge drop in tribunal claims

___   Have fees or changes to employment rights led to a fall of 9,000 cases a month – and is it really blocking access to justice? The number of tribunal cases being brought for workplace discrimination or unfair dismissal has fallen dramatically over the last three years, according to analysis by the TUC. But… Continue reading

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Artificial intelligence: managing the impact on a workforce

___   Could robots be guilty of harassment, and will their employers be legally responsible? The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has said that robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) could fundamentally reshape the way we live and work. It is already being used in the workplace. IBM’s AI platform, Watson, is advising doctors… Continue reading

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Tribunal rules in favour of Uber drivers in landmark case

___   Decision that drivers should be classified as workers will have far-reaching consequences for organisations operating in the gig economy Uber drivers should not be viewed as self-employed and are entitled to workers’ rights, a central London employment tribunal has found today (28 October). The landmark decision follows the hearing in July, brought by… Continue reading

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Living wage rises to £8.45 per hour

___ Almost 3,000 businesses volunteer to offer a pay increase, but experts say new rates will challenge employers in low-paying sectors The UK voluntary living wage rate, as calculated by the Living Wage Foundation, has increased by 20p to £8.45 per hour, making it 17 per cent higher than the government’s national living wage (NLW)… Continue reading

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