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Employee, Worker or Self-Employed Contractor?November 6, 2017

When distinguishing between employees, workers and self-employed contractors, bargaining positions can provide a useful litmus test. That was certainly so in a further case on...

Employment Tribunal Fee Refund Scheme LaunchedOctober 20, 2017

In July 2013, the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order introduced fees for bringing a claim to the Employment Tribunal (ET) and...

Discrimination on the Grounds of Religion or BeliefOctober 18, 2017

A Pentecostal Christian has failed to persuade the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that the Employment Tribunal (ET) erred in dismissing his claim that he had...

Government Makes Tendering Process EasierOctober 16, 2017

The complexity and length of the tendering process for government contracts has for many years operated as a significant deterrent for small businesses that might...

Parental Bereavement Bill PublishedOctober 16, 2017

Employers are not currently required to give paid leave to grieving parents. Section 57A(1) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 gives employees the right to...

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