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Uber appeals to Supreme Court

Uber presented its application to the Supreme Court to appeal the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision that its drivers are workers and should have associated rights.
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Uber appeals to Supreme Court

National Minimum Wage Increase

Workers aged over 25 will receive an inflation-busting increase of 33p an hour in their national minimum wage. An above-inflation pay rise of 4.4 per cent starting April 2018 is over the 3 per cent rate of inflation which is in place at the moment. Following this, full-time workers will receive a £600 annual increase.
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National Minimum Wage Increase

Autumn Budget – employment provisions

The Chancellor has spoken and presented his first Autumn Budget.
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Autumn Budget – employment provisions

Cooking up a storm – Tier 2 chefs

The immigration rules make a distinction between chefs working at takeaway establishments and those working at restaurants.
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Cooking up a storm – Tier 2 chefs

Scotland – a separate system for global mobility?

The Times newspaper has revealed plans by Scottish ministers to pave the way for a bespoke immigration system. Scottish ministers are concerned that Brexit will lead to a fall in immigrant workers, who are vital to the Scottish economy. Alasdair Allan, the Scottish government's Europe minister, raised this as an issue to the Europe Committee earlier in 2017. He said: "The Scottish government will continue to call for a less restrictive and more humane system from the UK which recognises individual and demographic circumstances."
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Scotland – a separate system for global mobility?

Safeguarding the status of EU citizens: UK and EU negotiation update

The EU and UK have concluded their fifth round of negotiations. Progress has been made on coming to an agreement in relation to the rights of EU citizens living in the UK. Some points are still to be negotiated.
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Safeguarding the status of EU citizens: UK and EU negotiation update

Have your say on the future of the UK immigration system

As highlighted in our September Round-Up, we are participating in the call for evidence of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).
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Have your say on the future of the UK immigration system

Worker status

Following last years Employment Tribunal decision that Uber drivers were workers rather than self-employed, Uber's appeal hearing at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) concluded today.
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Worker status

Choice words

The case of Ms Carolina Gomes v. Henworth Limited t/a Winkworth Estate Agents & anor. serves as a useful reminder to be careful when selecting your choice of words when talking to employees.
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Choice words

Another triumph for cyclists

Following in the tracks of CitySprint, Deliveroo and Excel, Addison Lee is the latest company to wrongly classify its workforce.
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Another triumph for cyclists