Contracts of employment

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  • Regulation and the gig economy: It is not just about worker status

    Date:
    12 May 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    High-profile cases involving self-employed drivers for the likes of Uber and Deliveroo have focused heavily on employment status and rights. But HR professionals must not forget that so-called gig economy workers could raise other potential legal issues.

  • Podcast: Apprenticeships overview

    Date:
    12 May 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    In this week's podcast, we give an overview of the apprenticeships system, focusing on the situation for employers in England.

  • Zero hours workers assume no entitlement to paid holiday

    Date:
    9 May 2017
    Type:
    News

    Half of people on zero hours contracts wrongly believe that they are not entitled to paid holidays, research by Citizens Advice has revealed.

  • Self-employment loopholes must be closed, says Work and Pensions Committee

    Date:
    2 May 2017
    Type:
    News

    Government must close the loopholes that allow "gig economy" companies to engage people on a supposedly "self-employed" basis, a committee of MPs has said.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 May 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    Kirsti Laird is senior associate at Charles Russell Speechlys. She rounds up the latest rulings.

  • Companies should prove gig workers are not employees

    Date:
    28 April 2017
    Type:
    News

    Gig workers need more legal power to hold companies to account to make the gig economy fit for the future, according to a new report.

  • Gig economy: Uber appeal hearing confirmed

    Date:
    20 April 2017
    Type:
    News

    Uber has received leave to appeal the decision on the employment status of its drivers to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

  • Non-guaranteed hours could command higher minimum wage

    Date:
    18 April 2017
    Type:
    News

    Companies that want to employ people on zero hours contracts could face a hike in the minimum wage rate, the author of a review into modern working practices has proposed.

  • Apprenticeship agreement

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Revised to reflect the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and the move away from apprenticeship "frameworks" towards apprenticeship "standards".

  • How to employ an apprentice

    Type:
    How to

    Practical guidance on employing an apprentice in England, including the apprenticeship levy and the funding of apprenticeships; apprenticeship standards and frameworks; selecting a training provider; and recruiting an apprentice.