As the news of the Supreme Court's Judgment on employment tribunal fees sinks in, Tim Forer, a partner in the employment law team at Blake Morgan, looks at what this means for employers... While the principle of access to justice is extremely important, this decision by the Supreme Court is a...
"It's the biggest victory in a court in British employment history," according to Unison's Dave Prentis. And it's an incredible, momentous, stunning win say employment lawyers, as they react to the Supreme Court's decision that employment tribunal fees are unlawful. In what is being described as a hugely well-deserved win...
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...
From it ‘could change how we look at the future of work’ to ‘hardly a game changer’ the Taylor Review is getting a mixed response from politicians, employers and unions. So, what do employment solicitors and HR professionals make of it? Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA thinktank and...
A recent spate of holiday pay cases have gone before the courts and tribunals – leaving some employers confused about how to calculate holiday pay. However the situation is not as complicated as it seems and case law has provided useful guidance on how to approach holiday pay, writes...
As the political debate in Britain becomes ever more polarised, Christopher Braganza, a Partner in the Employment and Business Immigration Group at Sheridans, looks at how strongly held views and party politics plays out at work. The distinctive Question Time music begins in our living room, and I inevitably leave...