When it comes to the health, safety and wellbeing of those in your employ, do you treat everyone the same, including your temporary workers?
Michelle Morgan, senior associate in the employment law team at Gardner Leader solicitors, takes a look at what the Taylor Review means for small business owners, especially those operating within the gig economy.
The Taylor Review was launched in July 2017 and a response from the government has been awaited since. Now it’s arrived, bosses are split over the outcome.
Real Business has hosted its first webinar, for which we focused on employment law, joined by PwC barrister and employment lawyer Tilly Harries.
New research has shed light on the growing number of gig workers operating in the British economy.
Britain’s flexible working culture has become an “invaluable strength”; the bedrock of a record low unemployment rate and its competitiveness as a career destination. The resulting gig economy has received mixed reactions, with concerns over the rights of workers.
There have been calls for law regarding gig economy workers to be further clarified, especially after Uber lost its appeal against two drivers – and the potential IR35 changes that await in chancellor Philip Hammond’s next Budget.
Arguably, the most powerful reason to engage employees is to drive customer advocacy – this should be the ultimate goal of all organisations.
Sizeable economic and social changes are understandably met with scepticism, often resistance, and sometimes even hostility. But should we be scared of the sharing economy? Or, should we continue to welcome it with cautious optimism?
After being met with an employment rights lawsuit this year, the Taylor Review’s evaluation of the modern economy is exactly what I’ve been looking for.
The long awaited Taylor Report is here. Led by Matthew Taylor (Chief executive of the Royal Society of the Arts), it was commissioned by the prime minister last October to consider how employment practices need to change in order to keep pace with modern business.
Firms that claim merely to connect self-employed workers to customers while setting the price for work done could be affected by the proposed changes.