Employment Law & HR News & Updates.

Employment Law Updates

The latest employment law news & updates from Kalra Legal Group

Supreme Court Gives Ruling in Employment Rights Case

The Supreme Court has recently given its judgment in an important case concerning the employment rights of those working in the so called ‘gig economy’. 

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Commission Criticises Use of Non-Disclosure Agreements in Sexual Harassment Cases

The use of non-disclosure agreements by employers in cases of alleged sexual harassment has been heavily criticised by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which described them as silencing the voices of victims. 

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Improving Gender Equality on Company Boards

Chief executives of FTSE 350 companies are being urged to be transparent about the number of women they have in leadership positions and to hand over data to independent reviewers on increasing female representation in business.

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Figures Reveal Rise in Number of Days Lost to Labour Disputes

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has recently published an analysis of labour disputes that took place in the UK during 2016.

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Zero Hours' Contract - Exclusivity Clauses

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The Coalition Government made great play of its banning the use of exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts, ensuring that employees with no guaranteed hours are free to do work for other employers. We could debate how meaningful that restriction is, but a recent news story has identified a more fundamental problem with regulating zero-hours contracts. Santander is reported by the Financial Times as employing 371 ‘on-call customer services assistants’ - each with a guarantee of just one hour’s work every month. There is no evidence that the employer is doing this to avoid the ban on exclusivity clauses - they say that it is to allow for appropriate training – but the fact is that such an arrangement does mean that the employees are not classed as employed on zero-hours contracts. It goes to show that regulating ultra-flexible work is no easy task.

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