HR topics are always in the news, but we don’t always realise the impact that news items will have on our employees or the way in which we manage them. On this page, you will find links to news items which we feel are particularly relevant to HR, small businesses and our client’s needs. If you need to discuss any of the topics raised here, just give us a call.

14th November 2017

Deliveroo Drivers are Self-Employed

So on Friday we thought there was clarification and now there appears to be more confusion. That said, there were two specific elements that were looked at in this case which led to the decision that the riders were not workers:

  1. There was the freedom of substitution Рthis meant that the rider given the job could give it to someone  else to carry out
  2. The ability to work for other companies

Interestingly, this was not a tribunal decision case but from the Central Arbitration Committee and could be challenged in the High Court.

It was the union Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) who brought this case as they want workers in the gig economy to be allowed to become Union members.

This debate is far from over.

10th November 2017

Uber loses at the Employment Appeal Tribunal

The issue of whether or not someone is a worker, an employee or a self-employed contractor gained further clarification today as the EAT ruled against Uber, finding that their drivers are workers with basic statutory rights such as National Minimum Wage and sick pay.

 27th October 2017

Are drones replacing people?

Is this a good thing or not? Do we as consumers benefit while we are employees lose out? Which is more important to future society, health and wellbeing?

25th October 2017

Half of women are reporting sexual harassment in the workplace

Many employers do not realise that they are exposed when it comes to sexual harrassment claims. If you employ staff, ensure you know what you need to do to protect your business and your employees… they are your most valuable asset.

 

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