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UK: Gig economy- Taylor Review released

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices “Good Work” was published yesterday. It considers how technology platforms have impacted working practices and the rights of workers, and examines whether our current legislative and regulatory framework is fit for purpose. The … Continue reading

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UK: Legislation – Employment law reform proposals during the Summer 2017 General Election

The main parties' manifestos for the general election all contained numerous proposed employment law reforms, the Conservatives promising "the greatest expansion in workers' rights by any Conservative government in history" while Labour included a 20 point "plan for security and equality … Continue reading

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UK: Gender pay gap reporting – revised final Acas/GEO Guidance published

A revised, final version of the non-statutory guidance by Acas and the Government Equalities Office was published on 3 April 2017, available here.  Although the GEO had indicated that no substantive changes were expected to the original draft published a few days … Continue reading

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UK: Gig economy – further rulings finding worker status

We recently reported on the tribunal ruling that Uber drivers were 'workers' entitled to statutory rights such as holiday and minimum wage (see here). That ruling is being appealed, but in the meantime there have been further decisions along similar … Continue reading

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UK: Government announcements – workers’ rights post Brexit, employee representation on boards, employment of foreign workers, and review of modern employment practices

At the Conservative Party conference, Theresa May announced plans to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act, which gives direct effect to EU law in the UK, and to transpose all existing EU laws into domestic legislation. She also promised that … Continue reading

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UK: Zero hours workers – remedies now available

On 11 January 2016 individuals on zero hours contracts were finally given a legal remedy where their employer penalises them for breaching an (unenforceable) exclusivity term in their contract. (Exclusivity clauses in such contracts were made unenforceable on 26 May … Continue reading

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UK: New resources

BIS guide for employers on zero-hours contracts.  The Government has also published draft regulations to provide remedies to those on zero hours contracts who are dismissed or subjected to a detriment for breaching an exclusivity clause. Dismissal for this reason … Continue reading

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UK: Zero hours and national minimum wage changes in force 26 May

Two employment provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 came into force on 26 May 2015: The ban on exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts and the power for the Secretary of State to introduce regulations in … Continue reading

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UK: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 – mandatory gender pay gap reports and zero hours contracts

The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Bill also received Royal Assent on 26 March, though commencement orders will be needed to bring the employment provisions into force.

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UK: Zero hours contracts – consultation on anti-avoidance measures

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill includes a provision banning the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts which do not guarantee any hours. A Government consultation now seeks views by 3 November 2014 on measures to prevent employers getting round the ban … Continue reading

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