Flexibility From Day One For All Workers?

The government has announced that British workers will get more choice over when and where they work, under new proposals to make the right to request flexible working a day one entitlement.  If an employer cannot accommodate a request, they would need to think about what alternatives they could offer – for example, if they […]

New Flexible Working Bill Presented to Parliament

Tulip Siddiq, Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, has proposed a new Bill to parliament that would give workers the right to flexible work. Co-sponsored by MPs from the Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem, Green, SDLP and SNP parties, the Flexible Working Bill would give all workers a right to flexible working from the first day […]

025 What is ‘Employment Status’ and Why Does It Matter?

No doubt you will have heard about the Uber case, and several others that have cropped up recently in the gig economy.  These all centre around the common theme of workers disputing their employment status and seeking certain statutory rights.  If you are a temporary worker, do you know what your employment status is?  Do […]

Post-Brexit Review of Worker Rights Has Been Axed

Credit: Louise Haywood-Schiefer

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng MP has confirmed that the controversial review into how EU employment rights protections could be changed post-Brexit is no longer going ahead.  The move follows several contradictory statements in recent weeks, with the planned review originally being denied, then confirmed, and now the government has confirmed it has been axed once […]