Gig economy

Seasonal workers scheme fails to deliver a good harvest

Following Brexit and the imminent end to EU Freedom of Movement, and to address the reliance upon migrant seasonal workers in the UK horticultural sector, on 6 March 2019 the government announced the...

Young ethnic minorities continue to bear brunt of insecure work

Young people have swiftly returned to work since losing jobs in the pandemic, but many have had unequal opportunities when coming back to the workforce – or have fallen out of it altogether.

Amazon: new legal challenge could cost firm £140 million

Law firm Leigh Day has launched a potentially £140 million compensation claim on behalf of Amazon drivers working as 'delivery service partners'.

Two-thirds in HR struggle with onboarding

?Nearly two-thirds (63%) of HR professionals have experienced new recruits quitting before they've even started, according to Cezanne HR

Hermes to offer drivers 'self-employed-plus' status

?Courier company Hermes is to offer drivers guaranteed minimum wages and holiday pay in the first UK deal to provide trade union recognition for gig economy workers

The 12 months of 2018: November

It's been an eventful year for HR-related issues hitting the headlines. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings

The 12 months of 2018: June

It's been an eventful year for HR-related issues hitting the headlines. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings

Workers' rights get "largest upgrade in a generation"

The government announced plans to give greater protections to gig economy workers today

The 12 months of 2018: February

It's been an eventful year for HR-related issues hitting the headlines. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings

Deliveroo riders lose collective bargaining legal appeal

Deliveroo riders are not entitled to collective bargaining under the European Convention on Human Rights, the High Court has ruled

Gig economy reforms should go further, experts say

Plans to reform gig workers' rights need further detail to be fully effective, experts have said

Boom in zero-hours contracts contributing to high employment

The number of UK workers on zero-hours contracts has more than tripled since 2012 and accounts for almost a quarter of employment growth, according to Adzuna