News that a CitySprint worker has won the right to be called a worker, rather than self-employed, proves rulings are only going one way in the gig economy.
It’s the beginning of a new year and Finland plans to start it with a bang far mightier than any fireworks display. The country will become the first to introduce an unemployment pay scheme.
Across the economy, businesses are increasingly investing more in the knowledge economy.
Amid the headline-grabbing furore surrounding our exit from the European Union the government announced a positive move that will help make sure small and medium-sized business don’t feel the brunt of the late payment culture.
Donald Trump referred to Hilary Clinton, his female opponent in the US presidential election, as a “nasty woman”, a term I am confident he would not have used to describe a male candidate standing against him. A classic case of sex discrimination.
Aaron Hayward, employment specialist at DJM Solicitors, takes a look at the wider gig economy as Amazon comes under fire for unfair treatment of its delivery drivers.
Laurence Brown, a partner at Intellectual Property Law firm EIP, reveals his most common IP mistakes and how to avoid them.
You’d think we wouldn’t get a country mixed up with a supermarket chain, but a nation really is on a vendetta to melt (sorry, we mean sue) a firm for stealing away business – we’ve dubbed it the Icelandic trademark war.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, turn back now – when it comes to nightmare colleagues, we’ve got commentary on employees from hell who will give you sleepless nights.
A company’s code of conduct does far more than you may realise. It provides guidance for decision making, impacts the way your staff interact with colleagues and consumers and proves handy for recruitment purposes – so why not learn what to include in yours?
With our departure from the EU looming and uncertainty at an all-time high following the Article 50 ruling, the future of the UK’s employment law is somewhat unclear.
The end of October saw two taxi drivers win a case against Uber with the help of GM Trade Union for the right to be classed as “workers”. Many suggested it would open the floodgates to claims against similar firms with on-demand staff – and news about Deliveroo suggests the sentiment is true.