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David Williams

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Quite what to do about the rise of gig economy businesses and their typically self-employed workforces has been a significant strategic issue for the government over recent months. Because of their status, self-employed workers pay less National Insurance...
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Following the Uber judgment late last year, 2017 opens with more implications for the “gig economy” – the handle given to the increasingly popular working arrangement whereby people work on a job-by-job basis, often facilitated by...
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A male employee has been awarded almost £30,000 for sex discrimination after his employer refused to pay him the same rate as female employees during parental leave. The case is a timely reminder to employers to review the terms of their maternity and...
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The Common’s BIS Select Committee has published its report on the Digital Economy and there were a number of employment hot topics in the mix. According to the report, the government must provide a clear strategy in relation to employees and workers...
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Following concerns raised by the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards in 2013, PRA and FCA introduced a new set of rules to counteract the reluctance of individuals to blow the whistle in financial services firms, an issue that contributed to the...
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The Government’s BIS department has put an order before parliament that increases compensation limits. The changes, that will apply to dismissals from 6 April 2016, include a rise in the week’s pay limit from £475 to £479 and the...
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In 2014, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consulted on proposals to limit the number of times parties can be granted postponement of a tribunal hearing in an effort to reduce the length and cost of tribunal proceedings. As a result of the...
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