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The self-employed - are they worth it?

Mike Tremeer |

Widespread use of contractors, consultants, casual workers, agency staff and other types of “non employee” workers by organisations has been in place for some time, due to the advantages that such arrangements can offer to both parties. Individuals providing services on a contractor or consultant basis are afforded a cash flow advantage (and perhaps even […]

An Olympic headache for employers?

Mike Tremeer |

The long anticipated Olympic Games (Games) are finally arriving in London in July 2012. Whilst many Londoners are excited at hosting such a prestigious sporting event, employers face legitimate concerns that disruption for staff and their day to day operations may spoil the occasion. By planning ahead and preparing for the inevitable consequences of the […]

"Radical" Employment Law Reforms for 2012 and beyond

Mike Tremeer |

On 23 November 2011, Business Secretary Vince Cable gave a speech announcing an extensive programme of employment law reviews and reforms to be carried out by the coalition government as part of its cutting business red tape agenda. Below we consider the committed reforms further and look forward to those where consultation and discussion remain […]