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In this Law Society Podcast, we discuss the findings of Matthew Taylor's far-reaching review of modern employment practices, commissioned by the Prime Minister Theresa May.
The Law Society intervened in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) to support a mentally vulnerable claimant in arguing that the EAT should have the power to appoint a litigation friend.
Striking down employment tribunal fees is a victory for the tens of thousands of people denied their rights at work.
Moves to crack down on those who break employment law were today greeted as a welcome development by the Law Society.
The Taylor review makes wide-ranging calls to reform employment law including clarifying workplace rights.
Most of us know, roughly, what our rights at work are: that our pay is a certain amount, that we should get sick days and holiday, and can't be arbitrarily fired. But for people working in the ‘gig economy’ or other less conventional working arrangements, understanding whether you're an employee with all those rights, genuinely self-employed and so must fend for yourself, or that grey "worker" area in between, is complicated.
The Law Society's submission to the Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy concentrates on two key legal aspects of the review: employment status and enforcement.
An independent government inspector to enforce workplace rights is needed to stop poor employers breaking employment laws and exploiting staff, the Law Society of England and Wales said today.
Reports that gig-economy company Deliveroo has removed a controversial clause from contracts was today welcomed by the Law Society.
Denying the impact of a massive hike in employment tribunal fees is nothing short of a wilful attempt by the MoJ to ignore the tens of thousands of people left unable to assert their workplace rights,
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