Employment and pensions


CJEU rules self-employed consultant, found to be a worker, entitled to claim 13 years of holiday back-pay

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has handed down a decision that has significant repercussions for gig economy employers and indeed, anyone else engaging ‘workers’ (even if...

Written on 29 Nov 2017


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Autumn Budget | Highlights for employers

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has delivered an Autumn Budget highlighting Britain’s bright future, with a focus on investment in the economy to ensure every generation can look forward to a better...

Written on 22 Nov 2017


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Ending exploitation and false self-employment in the gig economy | New UK report and draft Bill published today affecting all suppliers and users of contingent workers

In the UK the spotlight is again on the gig economy with a joint report – ‘A Framework for Modern Employment’ – and draft Bill published by the Work and...

Written on 20 Nov 2017


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Mental health put firmly on the business agenda as ‘Thriving at Work’, a government commissioned review, is published

This week sees the publication of ‘Thriving at Work’, an independent report commissioned by the Prime Minister, Theresa May, laying down a stark message for employers that change is needed...

Written on 27 Oct 2017


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Pensions and the Brexit ‘divorce bill’: a familiar tale for businesses

For many businesses observing the Brexit negotiations, one of the issues will be only too familiar: if you have a defined benefit pension scheme, how do you calculate your share...

Written on 9 Oct 2017


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Keeping pace with employment law

In-house lawyers and HR professionals have never been so busy, as employment law developments continue unabated. Over the last 12 months, we have grappled with the impact of Brexit, the reversal...

Written on 4 Oct 2017


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