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US court rules Uber and Lyft must classify drivers as employees

A ruling from the superior court of the state of California means that, from 20 August 2020, drivers for ridesharing organisations Lyft and Uber must be classed as employees and not independent contractors. Over 750,000 Uber drivers and over 1.4 ...


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Sainsbury’s signs legally binding agreement with equality watchdog

Leading supermarket chain, Sainsbury’s, has signed a legally binding document with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) after being found liable for sexual harassment against a member of staff. The retailer has agreed to a legal ...


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ACAS issues advice on redundancies following record increase in calls to its helpline

Workplace expert ACAS has issued advice to employers who are considering staff redundancies following a record increase in calls to its helpline. The coronavirus pandemic has seen redundancy-related calls to the ACAS helpline increase by over 160%...


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Further details of the Job Retention Bonus announced

Further details of how jobs will be protected through the government’s new Job Retention Bonus have been unveiled by HMRC. The bonus – announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as part of his Plan for Jobs last month – will see busine...


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Business leaders commit to reporting on black inclusion in the workplace

A number of leaders in UK business have signed an open letter that commits them to reporting annually on the sustainable and long-term actions they are taking to address black inclusion in the workplace.  The letter backs up words of solidar...


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Should all employees have the right to bereavement leave and pay?

In response to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, professional body for HR and people development, the CIPD is calling on the government to introduce the right to bereavement leave and pay to all employees experiencing a close family ...