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Flexible or Flimsy? Employment Rights and the Gig Economy

The TUC’s recent report Living on the Edge paints a gloomy picture of a marginalised workforce at risk of missing out on legal protection. From Michael Ryley is a partner in the Employment, Pensions and Immigration Group at Weightmans.

Article by: Michael Ryley | Published: 11 January 2017

New year, new employment law – ten things to look out

Assess employment needs pending Brexit whilst no employment law changes are envisaged in the short-term as a result of the EU Referendum decision, the impact Brexit may have on the movement of workers and skills/staffing needs is of immediate concern to many employers and employees. Guide provided by Eversheds LLP.

Article by: Eversheds LLP | Published: 3 January 2017

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What the Immigration Act means for UK business

The widely-anticipated Immigration Bill has now reached Royal Assent, signalling a further legislative crack-down on the employment of illegal workers in UK industry. Article from Beverley Smith, employment and business immigration specialist at law firm Shakespeare Martineau.

Article by: | Published: 20 May 2016

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What businesses can learn from Jonas Gutierrez

Elite footballers rarely bring claims in the employment tribunal. Whether or not there is an appeal, Jonas Gutierrez’s successful claim against Newcastle United should prompt employers to re-evaluate their approach to disability in the workplace.

Article by: | Published: 17 May 2016

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How to avoid kissing an injunction goodbye

The current kiss and tell cases of the celebrities whose names no-one is allowed to mention has put injunctions right back in the spotlight. But what do employers need to know about injunctions?

Article by: Natasha Adom | Published: 11 May 2016

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BREXIT: potential employment law implications

For the first time in a generation there is a real possibility of the UK leaving the EU. With this in mind we consider the possible effect on employers in some key areas and a few "what if" scenarios.

Article by: | Published: 22 April 2016