Posted by Nikita Sonecha, Associate
Uber’s looming initial public offering (IPO), scheduled for next week, has been making headlines for months, with speculation intensifying since its main rival in the US, Lyft, went public in March, raising $2.3 billion at the price of $72 per share.
Uber expects to put a final price on its shares on Thursday 9 May and to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange the next day.
Just when we thought the law on holiday pay was settled, it has reared its head once again. The latest decisions by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) suggest that employers and HR professionals need to do more than put appropriate policies in place.
The casualties keep coming in the UK’s stricken high street. Last month, 71 of Patisserie Valerie’s loss-making stores and all its concessions were closed immediately, and though the remaining 122 stores continue to trade while a buyer is found, about 3,000 employees are affected.
On Monday 28 January 2019, the Parliament voted in favour of the proposed immigration bill. This bill is now being considered by a Public Bill Committee which will scrutinise the Bill line by line and is expected to report to the House of Commons by Thursday 7 March 2019.
British firms are backing their EU workforces by offering to pay their application fees for the EU Settlement Scheme which is today being extended to all European workers living in the UK in its third and final testing phase.
After months of consultation the Government has published its response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. The ‘Good Work Plan’ makes commitments to enacting legislation to implement most of the recommendations from the Taylor Review but has provided little detail on the legislation itself or timescales for implementation.
As an employer, you may be liable for the behaviour of your employees outside of working hours.
The danger of social media should not be underestimated. This was recently highlighted by “the Ryanair 6” over the course of the last 4 weeks whereby despite Ryanair finding that the 6 had staged a picture of them being subjected to appalling working conditions and dismissing the 6 for gross misconduct; the damage was already done.
The pub and bar trade rely heavily on young and overseas employees. The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) say that on average, 17% of the sector’s total workforce are overseas nationals with 14% coming from the EU. In larger metropolitan areas and in kitchen roles that can rise to 80%.
So-called ‘gagging clauses’ have always courted controversy but they recently acquired rather sinister overtones after it came to light that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) had inserted them into some of its contracts with businesses and not-for-profit organisations involved in the roll-out of universal credit.
Prime Minister Theresa May and Home Secretary Sajid Javid have given their strong support to the recommendations of the MAC report at the Tory Party Conference. Whilst subject to negotiation, here are 10 things that are highly likely to appear in the long-awaited White Paper to be published this autumn.