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    How to get ready for IR35 ahead of April 2021

    Identifying which contractors’ terms need attention is a priorityShutterstock Changes to off-payroll regulations were postponed in April as employers dealt with the early challenges of the pandemic. Organisations need to get their houses in order now if they are to avoid exposing themselves to additional risks and costs, says Dave Chaplin.  How contractor clients manage […] More

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    Heathrow staff to strike over ‘fire and rehire’ plans

    Helene Munson / Shutterstock.com Workers at Heathrow Airport are set to strike for four days in December in a dispute over plans to ‘fire and rehire’ staff on reduced pay. The strike, organised by Unite, will involve firefighters, engineers, campus security, baggage operations, operation and airside workers. Some 85% of union members who took part […] More

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    Uber sued for ‘automated’ dismissals

    Photo: Proxima Studio / Shutterstock In the first legal challenge of its kind, former Uber drivers in the UK and Portugal are suing the taxi-hailing company for using an algorithm to sack them. On behalf of four ex-Uber drivers, the App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU) has asked a court in Amsterdam to overrule Uber’s […] More

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    Most firms support tighter employment laws, poll finds

    Shutterstock Almost two-thirds (64%) of businesses would support tightening employment laws to prevent worker exploitation. This is according to a poll conducted by the Centre for Progressive Policy think tank, which has recommended eliminating the use of zero hours contracts; clarifying employment status in law to reflect the modern economy; and implementing a minimum wage […] More

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    Top 10 HR questions September 2020: Testing, Brexit and redundancy

    Shutterstock As the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases rose in the last month, employers have been asking questions about testing for the virus. In September’s top ten FAQs, popular questions included those on whether employers can test their workforce and if they should disclose a colleague’s positive test result. Additionally, employers are turning their attention […] More