Workers’ Rights, Uber and the Gig Economy

Uber and Deliveroo have recently made the headlines over workers’ rights.  Uber was the subject of a London employment tribunal case that decided that Uber drivers were not self-employed and therefore entitled to workers’ rights.  Now a group of couriers who deliver for Deliveroo are taking legal action to gain the right to union representation and to earn the NMW: effectively

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UK Law and Brexit

Brexit

It’s hard to imagine anyone in the UK not being aware of the historic result of the recent referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU: a vote in favour of leaving the EU.  Much remains unclear about how, when and under what terms the UK will actually leave the EU. What does Brexit mean to UK businesses? In the

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National Living Wage – a new minimum wage

national living wage

From 1 April the Government’s National Living Wage comes into force. This is a new National Minimum Wage for workers 25 and over. If any of your staff are currently paid the NMW then now is the time to get ready and make sure you correctly pay the new rate next month. Who is entitled to the National Living Wage?

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The Consumer Rights Act 2015

consumer rights

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 came into force on 1 October, receiving considerable media coverage. This is an important piece of consumer legislation and applies to every business that sells goods and or services to consumers. If you run your own business then you should be aware of what rights your (non-business) customers have. You may need to adjust your business

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Employing a Reservist: Our Experience

Legislation introduced last year (the Defence Reform Act 2014) makes it easier for reservists in the armed forces to be ‘mobilised’ from their civilian jobs into a wider variety of military roles.  What does this mean for UK employers?  How are small business affected? At Clickdocs, we’re proud to have a member of the Royal Air Force Reserves in our

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How to create a legally binding document

A common question we get asked at the Clickdocs support desk is ‘what do I need to do to make my document legally binding?’ In this article we discuss how to create a legally binding written agreement and the different options available to signatories. Written agreements Under the law of contract, binding agreements can be made both orally and in writing. Most

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Letting agents: new rules in force

Letting agents in England should be aware of new rules regarding fee transparency which came into effect on Wednesday 27th May. There is now a legal duty for letting agents to publicise a full list of their fees. Consumers have been complaining about hidden charges for some time now and the Consumer Rights Act 2015, which received royal assent in

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Zero-hours workers and discrimination

A zero-hours contract worker has been awarded £19,500 by an employment tribunal for harassment and the case highlights the need for employers to ensure discrimination claims by zero-hours workers are treated the same as other workers. Southern v Britannia Hotels Ltd Miss Southern was employed as a waitress in a hotel under a zero-hours contract. Over the course of eight

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