Criminal record checks: filtering system ruled unlawful

Criminal record checks: filtering system ruled unlawful     Criminal Data base checks are undergoing major changes as a number of court case mean less serious or long-standing convictions are being filtered out, giving people with these issues more of a chance of finding employment.   The Court of Appeal decision in R (on the… Continue reading

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Employers do not want employment law changes post-Brexit

Employers do not want employment law changes post-Brexit Employers do not want major changes to employment law following Brexit, according to a report from the CIPD and law firm Lewis Silkin.   Employment Regulation in the UK: Burden or Benefit? surveyed more than 500 employers and found that 93% of businesses viewed unfair dismissal laws… Continue reading

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‘Bogus self-employment’: MPs slam Uber, Amazon & Deliveroo

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  ‘Bogus self-employment’: MPs slam Uber, Amazon & Deliveroo   Uber, Deliveroo and Amazon have been condemned by a group of MPs for their “scare clause” contracts and had their employment practises described as nothing short of “bogus self-employed designation”.   Chairman of the Work and Pensions Committee, Frank Field, said that these companies were “avoiding… Continue reading

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3.5 million people could be in insecure work by start of 2022

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3.5 million people could be in insecure work by start of 2022 The TUC is calling for a ban on zero-hours contracts and people working regular hours should have a right to a guaranteed-hours contract. This comes after their research found that 290,000 more people could be in insecure work by the end of the… Continue reading

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Your legal guide to the gig economy

Your legal guide to the gig economy The growth of the gig economy has been a much scrutinised issue in the contemporary business world effecting lots of different sectors. The term ‘gig economy’ has rarely been out of the headlines recently because of high-profile tribunals against the likes of Deliveroo and Uber. But away from… Continue reading

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