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Babies

26 weeks leave for both parents – birth, adoption or surrogacy!

The firm where new mums – and dads – get fully funded parental leave By Chris Johnston Business reporter, BBC News The UK’s largest insurer will allow all new parents the same amount of paid leave after the arrival of a child. Aviva will offer its 16,000 employees 26 weeks leave on full basic pay, Read more about 26 weeks leave for both parents – birth, adoption or surrogacy![…]

Mr Lopez

“Joint Employer” Status?

‘Outsourced’ workers seek better deal in landmark case By Clive Coleman Legal correspondent, BBC News Image copyright Getty Images A group of 75 workers, including porters and receptionists, are going to tribunal to gain more rights at work. As outsourced employees, they are supplied to the University of London by a facilities company, but do Read more about “Joint Employer” Status?[…]

London

Least Productive in the UK?

The most and least productive cities in the UK   Rianna Fulham If workers across the UK were as productive as those in London and South East, there would be a £200billion boost to Britain’s economy. Workers in the South East – including cities such as London, Slough, Reading, Milton Keynes and Aldershot – have Read more about Least Productive in the UK?[…]

Addison Lee

Gig Economy Workers

An employment tribunal has ruled that a group of Addison Lee drivers were workers and therefore entitled to rights such as holiday pay and the national minimum wage. By Jo Faragher The ruling will affect thousands of drivers working for the taxi and courier company, according to the law firm representing them, Leigh Day. Worker Read more about Gig Economy Workers[…]

Employee on mobile phone

Do you monitor employees?

Romanian whose messages were read by employer ‘had privacy breached’ European court ruling will force firms to give more explicit warnings to staff if they want to monitor internet use Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent and Kevin Rawlinson A European court of human rights judgment has bolstered the rights of employees to have a significant Read more about Do you monitor employees?[…]

Parental Leave
Pimlico Plumbers

Another twist in the tail of ‘Worker’ Status

Employment status: Pimlico Plumbers case heads to Supreme Court By Stephen Simpson The Supreme Court has granted Pimlico Plumbers permission to appeal against the Court of Appeal decision that a plumber who signed an agreement with the company describing him as self-employed was in fact a worker. In February 2017, in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and Read more about Another twist in the tail of ‘Worker’ Status[…]

Deliveroo Rider

“A radical overhaul of employment law” on the way?

Kamal Ahmed, Economics editor, BBC A government review of the rapidly changing world of work is to demand a radical overhaul of employment law and new guarantees on the minimum wage. The review is set to call for a new category of worker called a “dependent contractor”. Those workers – likely to cover riders for Read more about “A radical overhaul of employment law” on the way?[…]