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IR35 - strategies for dealing with it

United Kingdom - December 12 2019 IR35 might as well stand for ‘Interchangeable Risk‘ because effectively that is what the legislation scheduled to come into force in April 2020 will…

#MeToo - why education is more effective than legislation

USA - November 26 2019 It is astonishing that, two years on from the inception of the #MeToo movement, the headlines are as prevalent as ever. This past week has seen…

The “ABC test” for determining whether a gig worker is an employee or a contractor under California law

USA - November 20 2019 Whether it’s the Uber or Lyft driver who gives us a ride home from the office, the bicycle messenger delivering our meal ordered online from Seamless…

What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man….

United Kingdom - November 19 2019 There’s a day for everything now: National Pizza Day, International Talk Like a Pirate Day (apparently) and there is even a day for men. Yes. It may…

Can inappropriate Whatsapp messages be used to justify termination and treat shareholders as bad leavers?

United Kingdom - November 18 2019 The short answer is yes, but not in the particular circumstances of this case, Wells and Solari v Cathay Investments and PNC Global Logistics…

Increased workers’ rights in the United States?

USA - November 12 2019 In the U.S., labor laws give employers a substantial amount of flexibility and American employers look at some of the European laws giving individual…

Black man in a hoody

United Kingdom - October 21 2019 I was curious. As I entered the foyer at work this morning, the first thing I saw was a black man in a hoodie. The second thing I saw was the person…

Please can I have a pay rise?

United Kingdom - October 10 2019 What are the chances of me asking my boss for a pay rise? Low. That’s because I am a woman, and women are less likely to ask for pay rises, with 27%…

Baby Loss Awareness Week

United Kingdom - October 9 2019 Baby Loss Awareness Week starts today - a time for bereaved parents to commemorate their babies lives, however short, and for those who have not…

“I’m fine”

United Kingdom - October 8 2019 Pretty much every conversation I have starts with a variation of: “Hi, how are you?”; response: “I’m fine”. We can’t all be fine all of the time, can…