The “gig economy” continues to expand, what are the employment law implications?
Those registered as “self employed” now stands at 15% (or 1 in 6) with ever increasing numbers carrying out a variety of work for a number of businesses. This has been labelled the “gig economy”. Businesses can now use online platforms to outsource tasks to a large pool of workers as well as people being engaged directly on temporary contracts or doing separate pieces of work, each paid…
TP Insolvency Team Assist Creditors Following Closure of Co-op Stores
The Food Retailer Operations Ltd was formerly part of the Co-op Group and operated over 500 Co-op stores. In October 2015 497 stores were transferred to another Co-op Group company for £497million. The Co-op used £15million to repay a debt to another Co-op Company and paid £446million to itself to reduce its investment in the Company. As a result the Company cannot now pay its creditors and is…
Increase to Statutory Payments
In a Written Ministerial Statement from the Department for Work and Pensions, the government has announced the following proposed increases to statutory benefit payments for from April 2017:
Company not held responsible for an assault on a fellow employee by its Managing Director following the work Christmas party
The Christmas break is now a distant memory for most of us but spare a thought for the employee who went for ‘impromptu’ drinks following the work Christmas party which ended in him being subjected to a violent assault by his Managing Director – Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Limited (2016).
How warnings for misconduct can affect the fairness of subsequent dismissals
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) case of Perrys Motor Sales v Edwards has highlighted the significance of live warnings for misconduct when assessing the fairness of any subsequent dismissal.