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A Police Officer who was seen celebrating a win whilst at horse racing after calling in sick at work has been found guilty of gross misconduct. He was dismissed without notice in "order to maintain public confidence in the force". 2. The Tea House Theatre in London has received...
Are there benefits to one-hour contracts compared to zero-hours contracts? And in the light of the negative press surrounding zero-hours contracts, should employers be adopting one-hour contracts or a similar model as an alternative? Susie Allen, employment solicitor at Aaron & Partners explores the issue... As a result of the...
Following the publication of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, Tom Kerr Williams, Employment Law and Industrial Relations Expert at Price Waterhouse Coopers, looks at how employers can mitigate the employment law risks of the gig economy. By 2020, it is predicted that the UK gig economy is set to be...
Worker status was a subject of concern, long before taxis and pizzas were ordered on smartphones. However, today’s Taylor Review has thrown up a potential new category for those in the gig-economy: dependent contractor. So, what do employment lawyers and HR professionals make of it? Sean Nesbitt, partner in the...
If the Taylor Review’s recommendations are implemented they will make a significant difference to all involved in engaging people in the UK, writes Phil Allen, Partner and employment law specialist at Weightmans. The detail Perhaps the most significant change proposed is that an employment statement (often the contract) must be provided...
Diane Nicol, Partner at law firm Pinsent Masons, was on the expert panel for the Matthew Taylor Review. Here, she shares her thoughts on today’s report and what it means for modern work in the UK. The UK has a flexible approach to engagement and employment which has benefited the...