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New rights for self-employed couriers in groundbreaking deal

Hermes’ self-employed couriers now have the option to take holiday pay and have guaranteed earnings following a groundbreaking deal between the consumer delivery company and GMB Union. The collective bargaining agreement is the first ever r...


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GDPR contributes to making the world greener

The introduction of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has led to a surprising, positive impact on the environment, according to Jet Global. GDPR is an EU regulation that was enforced in 2018. The legal framework was created to protect EU ...


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Court of Appeal rules ASDA store workers can compare themselves to warehouse workers in pay claims

The Court of Appeal has upheld the ruling that ASDA store staff can compare their roles with those in the supermarket giant’s distribution centres in legal claims over equal pay, law firm Leigh Day has reported. The judgment is a major step...


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Government need to address barriers to apprenticeship levy

Employers want greater flexibility in how they can spend their apprenticeship levy funds, with the current ‘one-size fits all’ approach limiting uptake and investment, according to new research by City & Guilds Group. Ahead of the...


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Government and employers unite to kick-start flexible working

The Flexible Working Task Force, a partnership across government departments, business groups, trade unions and charities, has launched a campaign to increase the uptake of flexible working. Members of the task force are collectively using their ...


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Differences in reporting on ethnicity pay must be recognised to repeat gender pay success

Unless key differences with gender pay issues are recognised, there is a “significant risk” that reporting ethnicity pay levels could be “counterproductive”, according to the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) in its re...