Monthly Archives: May 2017

Calls for Changes to Operation of ‘Gig Economy’ Employers

Employers in the so-called ‘gig economy’ have recently found themselves in the spotlight again, after a report from the Work and Pensions Committee criticised them for utilising what the Committee referred to as ‘bogus’ self-employment practices.https://www.klglaw.co.uk/News/Changes-gig-economy-employers.html

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Zero Hours’ Contract – Exclusivity Clauses

The Coalition Government made great play of its banning the use of exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts, ensuring that employees with no guaranteed hours are free to do work for other employers. We could debate how meaningful that restriction is, … Continue reading

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Unlawful Deduction of Wages – Contractual Disputes: Agarwal v Cardiff University and another

A worker who suffers a deduction from wages may bring a claim in the employment tribunal to recover the shortfall if it was not made in accordance with a written agreement with the employer or provided for in writing within … Continue reading

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Employers Urged to Tackle Discrimination

The Government’s gender pay reporting regulations came into force in April this year and require companies with 250 or more employees to publish details on what they pay male and female staff. The Government has heralded the regulations as an … Continue reading

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Transfer of Undertakings – Service Provision Charge

The key requirement for a service provision change to be covered by TUPE is that there is – immediately before the transfer – an organised grouping of employees whose principal purpose is carrying out the activity that is being transferred. … Continue reading

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Mortgage Lending from the Bank of Mum and Dad

New research has revealed that the Bank of Mum and Dad is now on a par with the 9th largest mortgage lender in the UK and will be involved in 26% of all property transactions that take place in the … Continue reading

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Religious Dress in the Workplace – Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions NV

Whatever you might have read elsewhere, the Court of Justice for the European Union has categorically not ruled that employers are allowed to ban the wearing of Islamic headscarves in the workplace. But what the Court does say in the … Continue reading

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