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Uber’s appeal loss: the complications of employment status

On 10 November, taxi app Uber lost its appeal to overturn the decision of an Employment Tribunal that its drivers were entitled to workers’ rights such as the Minimum Wage and holiday pay. This case is an important victory for workers in th...


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Weinstein case highlights HR’s duty to all employees, not just those in power

Over the last few weeks, it has been near impossible to avoid hearing stories in the news from the dozens of actresses who have come forward to raise their allegations against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein. Whilst the accusations and the pe...


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Foster carers: the latest employment status argument

The recent lodging of an Employment Tribunal claim against Hampshire County Council on behalf of a foster carer has re-opened a long-running debate surrounding the status of foster parents. Background Sarah Anderson provides foster care for the ...


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Gig economy: a testing ground for flexible working

In many ways, the ‘gig economy’ has become the testing ground for new ideas about flexible working patterns, which might become the model for Generation Z. For those seeking work, it is all about working as and when you want to do so; ...


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Terror threats: the modern employer’s responsibility to protect from attack?

Currently there is no escaping the reality of terror threats, with the attacks in Barcelona last week and the UK still on high alert after three separate attacks in as many months.  We’re all impacted to a degree, but there are those t...


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Navigating the friendly skies: what can employers learn from the United Airlines crisis?

Readers will have been unable to avoid the media storm caused by the United Airlines’ scandal, which provoked public outrage from the viral footage of a passenger being forcibly and violently removed from an overbooked flight from Chicago to...