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Hermes tells MPs it would leave workers' rights enforcement up to workers if it lost at tribunal

13 October 2017

In a hearing by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee as part of the Taylor Review of modern working practices, Hermes has said it would leave enforcement of employment law up to workers if it were to lose a cast at tribunal.

Largest ever pay equality case goes back to court

11 October 2017

Last October, a tribunal ruled that the work of predominantly female shop staff for Asda is of equivalent value to the work of predominantly male warehouse staff and that they should thus receive the same pay. Today, Asda take the case to the appeal.

Law breaking 'part of the plan' for Uber

11 October 2017

Getting around the law is a key factor of the business model for gig economy enterprise Uber, key employees have told Bloomberg.

Govt refuses to bar blacklisters from public contracts, despite evidence practice continues

06 October 2017

The government has refused to take action on known blacklisters in the construction industry by barring them from public sector contracts, despite contemporary evidence that the practice continues.

UK workers' productivity falls again

06 October 2017

The UK's economic productivity has fallen again, deepening the productivity gap between the nation and our G7 competitors, which is already at its widest on record.

Jeremy Hunt proposes Uber-style app for nurses

06 October 2017

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been criticised for proposing an Uber-style app for nurses one year after Uber was shamed at tribunal for its shady employment practices.

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