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May defeated in Lords on human rights and post-Brexit powers

27 April 2018

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill has suffered a battering in the House of Lords this week, with peers voting down several proposals put forth by May's government.

ONS: Nearly 1m workers on zero-hour contracts as their main job

27 April 2018

The number of people on a zero-hour contract as their main job was nearly one million at the end of 2017, the Office for National Statistics revealed this week.

IER response to govt deregulation inquiry: health and safety laws must be modernised

25 April 2018

Responding to the Parliamentary Regulatory Reform Committee's Government Deregulation Agenda Inquiry, the Institute of Employment Rights (IER) has recommended that health and safety legislation is modernised in keeping with an increasingly fragmented workplace.

PhD Studentship: Employment Rights and the Shareholder: Workers Rights vs ‘Owners’ Rights

24 April 2018

Applications are invited to undertake a full time three year PhD studentship starting in October 2018.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 09 May 2018 and interviews will be held on Tuesday 15 May 2018

Where to find the IER this conference season

20 April 2018

If you're planning to attend your union conference this summer, be sure to look out for the Institute of Employment Rights and come and say hello!

Nearly 40% of 'apprenticeships' are bogus, analysis finds

20 April 2018

Employers are rebadging pre-existing low-paid jobs and training course as apprenticeships, thereby shifting the cost of upskilling to the government and dodging the minimum wage.

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