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Pimlico Plumbers loses Supreme Court case on employment rights

Pimlico Plimbers Ltd v Gary Smith A plumber (Gary Smith) has won a legal battle against Pimlico Plumbers for working rights in a Supreme Court ruling expected to have huge ramifications for freelance workers. We've written about this case several times in the last...

When being away from work isn’t a holiday!

The summer holiday season is nearly here. Looking outside today and seeing the waterfall cascading down my window, I can't wait to spend some time in the sun but a recent survey carried out by Glassdoor has some worrying statistics when it comes to us and our annual...

It’s National Sickie Day!!

It's National Sickie Day!! Apparently the first Monday in February sees the highest numbers of employees deciding it is high time for a duvet day! According to ACAS "Freezing temperatures, widespread 'flu outbreaks and a stalling economy look set to compound the...

When does targeted job advertising become discrimination?

When does targeted job advertising become discrimination? A question that looks likely to provoke a fair amount of debate in 2018. It's long been the practice of recruiters & employers to place adverts where their target employee audience are most likely to see them,...

The gig economy under discussion again... At the Westminster Employment Forum, Hermes have claimed they are not like other gig-economy companies. Currently we're not seeing how what they describe as their operations differs from other courier firms, and just a couple...

Christmas Party Season is upon us

Christmas Party Season is in full swing! Will you be treating your employees to a night out, a Christmas lunch or will there be mulled wine & mince pies in the boardroom? We’d like to think the clichéd days of photocopying your bare backside after one too many...

non smokers should get more holiday

Non smokers should get more paid holiday! Well that's the verdict of one Japanese employer anyway - 6 more days to be precise. After an employee complained about the amount of work he did while his nicotine loving colleagues took multiple breaks per day his company...