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International Workplace issues white paper on sleep-in workers

International Workplace has issued a new white paper on the payment terms and benefits of sleep-in workers. The white paper – Sleep-ins and the national minimum wage – is the second in a series of publications by International Workpl...


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Workers' rights to be protected in UK law

Parliament, trade unions and businesses will be given a new and enhanced role in shaping the future of workers’ rights after Brexit, the Prime Minister has announced. The new measures will protect and improve workers’ rights after the...


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New pension scheme "could deliver improved returns for millions"

Millions of workers could eventually benefit from better retirement savings when a new type of pension scheme is introduced to the market, under pioneering proposals rubber-stamped by the Work and Pensions Secretary. Amber Rudd backed plans for t...


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‘Myopic’ IR35 extension will ‘hamstring’ UK businesses, says IPSE

The government’s decision to push ahead with the extension of IR35 into the private sector will do serious harm to freelancers, the businesses that use them and the wider economy, IPSE – the association of Independent Professionals and...


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Workplace Law issues legal update on FM outsourcing

Workplace Law, the employee relations division of International Workplace, has issued a white paper on the employment law aspects of outsourcing, in the wake of a high-profile judgment this week that will give some comfort to employers in the faci...


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“Joint employer status” rejected

In a long-standing case involving outsourced workers, the High Court has rejected the argument that outsourced workers should be entitled to negotiate over pay rates and job terms with both their employer and the employer's client. The Independen...