Theresa May has appointed Matthew Cooke, the former head of Tony
Blair's Number 10 policy unit, to conduct a review of
workers' rights and practices. The review comes in light of
concerns over the "gig economy", zero-hours contracts and
several high profile investigations into working practices of large
companies. The aim of the review is to create a new framework of
rights for workers who do not work in traditional
"nine-to-five" roles. Employers should keep an eye on
this review, which may mean that changes must be made to their
business hiring practices in due course. We also predict a sizeable
impact on self-employed contractors and freelance workers, as well
as tech companies operating apps which connect contractors directly
with customers. Please check our blog for more insights into this
review, as and when they become available.
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The seminar will take place on 31 March 2017. It aims to provide German companies with an overview of the latest developments in relation to insurance coverage, banking transactions and legal aspects of doing business with Iran.
The employment landscape is one that is constantly shifting. Employers who fail to keep up with the changes do so at their peril.
We are pleased to invite you to this seminar, designed to help in-house counsel and HR practitioners get to grips with key recent and forthcoming developments in employment, pensions and immigration law and practice and what they mean for your workforce.
In SSE Generation Limited v Hochtief Solutions AG and another decided on 21st December 2016, the Court of Session in Scotland considered a contractor's potential design liability under the NEC Form of Contract.
Case law concerning the Agency Worker Regulations remains limited. We recently advised a recruitment business involved in a dispute with a "temp" and a hirer regarding who was liable for an alleged breach of AWR Regulation 5.
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