• 14 Nov 2017

    Uber drivers are ‘workers’ – but why does this matter?

    By Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst, CIPD The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently decided that drivers working for the taxi app, Uber, are not self-employed as the company maintained, with no employment rights, but workers, entitled to paid holiday and the national minimum wage. The judgment endorses an employment tribunal’s finding last year and is the latest in a long line of such cases involving minicab...
    • 3 Oct 2017

    How to prepare for GDPR 2018

    By Sandra Madigan, Law Content Manager HR, CIPD As you work through your organisation assessments in readiness for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), take stock and consider the Data Protection Bill , which came out this month . The Bill aims to uphold cyber security and privacy of information, and introduces new offences such as altering, destroying or concealing information requested by an individual under...
    • 22 Sep 2017

    Knowing the law and getting it right

    By Sandra Madigan, Law Content Manager HR, CIPD Following the introduction of the employment tribunal fee system in July 2013, claims dropped dramatically, by over 70 per cent. The Supreme Court’s recent ruling that the requirement to pay a fee, to lodge a claim and go to hearing, must cease with immediate effect means that the number of claims being made will almost certainly rise as dramatically as they fell...