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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‘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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Fox News set up black on white arm-wrestling matches, staff alleging

Fox News set up black on white arm-wrestling matches, staff alleging Fox News have again been making headlines for the wrong reasons this week as a slew of current and ex-employees have raised a lawsuit against them, alleging that their bosses forced black employees to arm-wrestle white colleagues for entertainment.   New York Magazine cite… 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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Barclays’ CEO investigated after trying to ‘identify’ whistleblower

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Barclays’ CEO investigated after trying to ‘identify’ whistleblower     Jes Staley, Barclays’ Chief Executive, is being investigated by regulators over apparent attempts to uncover the identity of a Whistleblower last year.     The whistleblower, The Guardian reports, raised, “amongst other issues . . . concerns of a personal nature about the senior employee,… Continue reading

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