Updated to take account of the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018.
With major changes to employment status likely on the horizon and a growing proportion of the workforce operating within the gig economy, employers must ensure that they risk assess their relationships sooner rather than later. Michael Hibbs explains.
HM Revenue and Customs is reportedly investigating allegations that delivery company Hermes trained managers to mislead tax officials about how it treated workers.
In Abrahall and others v Nottingham City Council and another, the Court of Appeal held that a number of employees who had continued to work without protest throughout a two-year pay freeze had not agreed to a variation of their contracts of employment.
Updated to reflect the latest guidance from HM Revenue and Customs on the taxation of payments in lieu of notice.
The number of people on zero hour contracts in the UK increased by around 100,000 last year, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Updated to highlight the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation in force from 25 May 2018, on this document.
In Tillman v Egon Zehnder, the Court of Appeal held that a six-month non-compete clause that prevented the employee from being "concerned or interested in any business carried on in competition" after termination of employment was unenforceable as it would bar her from being a shareholder in a competing business.
The Government consults on the recommendations in the "Taylor review of modern working practices" for achieving greater transparency and clarity between workers and employers in the labour market.
In Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth  EWHC 2019 HC, the High Court held that a teacher was constructively dismissed when she resigned in response to a knee-jerk suspension. In the circumstances of the case, the suspension had been a breach of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence entitling the employee to resign without notice.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contracts of employment.