Category Archives: Human Resource Management

The issue ‘worker status’ gathers pace and continues to evolve

The Taylor report published last year, following wide spread research and consultation, sought to explore the world of work in the modern age and how employment law dovetails with this. Whilst the report gave a balanced view of how we can best improve workers rights whilst not adversely affecting entrepreneurship which is so important to […]

New Year’s Resolution – Let’s promote better mental well being at work

With Blue Monday* (the so-called ‘most depressing day of the year’) coming up on 21st January, what can we do to promote better mental health in the workplace? According to Mental Health Charity MIND, these 5 steps may help with general mental wellbeing:  Connect: Social relationships are critical as a buffer against mental ill health. […]

The Pimlico Effect – What to look out for?

For businesses that utilise freelance or self employed contractors or labourers, the Gary Smith vs. Pimlico Plumbers court case was always going to be of interest due to its potential impact on the GIG economy and Employment Status. Although Gary Smith originally lost his claim for ‘employee’ status in the original Employment Tribunal hearing in […]