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Today the Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers should be classed as workers, rejecting Uber’s argument that it was simply a technology platform acting as a “booking agent” for the drivers by putting them in touch with passengers.
When running a cleaning business, employing the right people is probably at the forefront of your mind.
Ensuring you are compliant with the latest legislation surrounding employment law and HR can be difficult as a business owner or manager. Our packages have been designed to ensure you are able to receive the advice and information you need form our legal experts as well as a host of other benefits for various aspects of your business.
Most employment claims should be brought within a three-month time limit. If it is not ‘reasonably practicable’ for an employee to present his claim within the three-month time limit, an employment tribunal has the discretion to extend the time limit.
Analysis by the Office for National Statistics has shown that women who commute for an hour are nearly 30 per cent more likely to leave their jobs than if they have a ten-minute commute.
The ONS believes this is due to childcare commitments. In comparison, men are more likely to look at money as the reason for leaving their job. They are prepared to travel for longer to get higher pay. The ONS believes this contributes to men doing the higher paid work which fuels the gender pay gap.
Amber Rudd, Minister for Women and Equalities, has said that women find it difficult to balance their job with their parenting responsibilities. She says she is determined to help women find a balance between higher pay, career progression and their childcare and family commitments.
Plans include consultation on proposals to better support parents and improving access to information on family related matters such as childcare support and parental leave. They also intend to explore ‘innovative pilots’ to deliver more flexible working in SMEs and sectors with a high number of low paid employees. It will be interesting to see how these worthy principles translate into practice.
A person is disabled if she has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on her ability to do day to day activities.