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Uber loses Supreme Court battle resulting in drivers classed as workers

Uber drivers in the UK will now be entitled to the national minimum wage, holiday pay and rest breaks after being officially classed as workers rather than self-employed by the Supreme Court.

Can there ever be a happy marriage between HR teams and their employment law advisors?

Pete Byrne, founder and CEO of employment law firm and ER technology business ESPHR, delves into the traditional relationship between HR departments and employment law teams – and what the missing...

Legal-ease: What HR needs to know about returning from furlough

HR magazine speaks to Simon Kerr-Davis, employment counsel at Linklaters about the legal implications of workers returning from furlough in part three of this month's cover story.

Lessons in managing disciplinary and grievance procedures remotely

The increase in remote working since the COVID-19 outbreak has posed practical challenges for HR, including how to best manage disciplinary and grievance procedures remotely.

Why the Rule of Six could prove a storm in a coffee cup for HR

Emma Swan, partner and head of commercial employment law at Forbes Solicitors, looks at grey areas around the government’s 'Rule of Six’ law and what these mean for HR.

When coronavirus concerns become whistleblowing

With the coronavirus pandemic gradually easing, many employers are now turning their attention to the challenge of bringing employees back to the office in a safe manner.

Employers warned of looming deadline for EU workers to sort visas

Employers have been warned that the deadline for EU workers to have made their UK visa applications is fast approaching.

Companies warned of mistakes when making furlough claims to HMRC

Companies need to be careful not to make mistakes when submitting furlough claims to HMRC, law firm Wright Hassall has warned.

What HR should know about England’s return to work guidance

The UK government has issued new guidance on how and when employees should return to work.

Will zero-hours contracts become the norm?

Employers across the economy are contending with workforce and operational challenges at a scale unknown in our lifetime.

Managing workforce changes as government guidelines set in

COVID- 19 is presenting a global challenge on a scale that has not been seen in a generation. The extended lockdown is likely to reduce demand in some sectors even further.

IR35 legislation is 'inherently flawed and unfair' finds sub-committee

The Government’s framework to tackle tax avoidance by those in ‘off-payroll’ working has not worked properly in its 20-year history.