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In court again, Uber bids to overturn landmark ruling

Before the hearing at the Court of Appeal on Tuesday, hundreds of protesters attended a demonstration organised, as the taxi-hailing app company bids to overturn a landmark ruling made in a previous employment tribunal, that could pave the way for Uber drivers in the UK to receive the national minimum wage and paid holiday.

Contributor: Kirsten Cluer | Published: 10 November 2018

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UK organisations increasingly relying on freelancers

Over a quarter (26.3 percent) of UK organisations rely on freelancers to complete core business tasks. But in more than half of UK organisations, HR departments are being cut out of the hiring process. These results come from the latest survey conducted across five European countries by the payroll & HR services provider SD Worx and Antwerp Management School.

Contributor: Hilde Haems | Published: 5 July 2018

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Gig workers missing out on benefits

There has been much press coverage about gig worker pay, conditions and benefits, but little discussion about the effects on companies. Flexible, self-employed work is nothing new but the way people find and access work is developing all the time, so this type of work is only likely to increase.

Contributor: Brett Hill | Published: 5 May 2018

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Demands for more protection for gig economy workers

Thirty-six percent YOY increase in applications & 24 percent increase in job ads within the gig economy. Businesses and employees are calling on the UK Government to provide more protection for those who work in the gig economy. In a survey of nearly 5,000 workers and over 100 businesses by leading jobs board totaljobs, 90 percent of employees and 87 percent of employers said that more regulations were needed to protect the rights of gig workers.

Contributor: David Clift | Published: 27 November 2017

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Gig workers minimum wage – the pension impact

The resolution foundation has called for certain self-employed workers, chiefly those in the gig economy, to receive the minimum wage in a submission to the Taylor enquiry into modern working practices. Nathan Long - Senior Pension Analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown.

Contributor: Nathan Long | Published: 15 July 2017

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Gig economy tipped to keep growing

The gig economy may be getting a bad press in 2017 but global mobility managers are being urged to understand it better after research suggested the practice will only grow in future. From Lisa Johnson, Global Practice Leader (Consulting Services) at Crown World Mobility.

Contributor: Lisa Johnson | Published: 15 July 2017

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Preliminary response to Taylor Review report

There have been calls for a simplification of employment status, to protect rights and ensure that business owners do not fall foul of legislation due to ignorance, confusion or bad business advice. So what can we expect and hope for in the Taylor Review? From Gemma Tumelty, Managing Director - The HR Dept.

Contributor: Gemma Tumelty | Published: 12 July 2017

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Taylor Review, clarity for workers – a new era for the gig economy

The long-awaited Taylor Review into modern ways of working brings a number of recommendations for workers, but will no doubt have a significant impact on the ‘gig economy’. From by Beverley Sunderland, Managing Director at Crossland Employment Solicitors.

Contributor: Beverley Sunderland | Published: 11 July 2017