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The Taylor ‘Good Work’ Review – Recommendations for the Changing Labour Market

The Taylor Review, now named the ‘Good Work’ Review, was published earlier this month. This review involved a review of the state of the current labour market in the UK and examined how new models of working have affected the freedom and rights of workers. Launched at the end of 2016, the review’s overriding ambition is that all work in the UK economy is fair and decent with a realistic scope for all workers of development and fulfilment. To this end, the review has made a number of recommendations for the Government to consider when examining the current legislative framework in the coming years.

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TUPE and Pre Pack Sales in Administration

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has this week made a decision which confirms that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) will apply to transfer employees where a business in administration is subject to a pre pack sale. This reflects a similar decision made previously by UK courts and tends to confirm the position regarding businesses in administration (as opposed to some other form of insolvency procedure) and pre pack sales in particular.

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Firms Face Backlash for Election Memos to Staff

Following the recent general election, it has been reported that managing directors of two separate firms threatened staff that they may lose their jobs if they did not vote Conservative. In this blog, we look at the legal risks surrounding such political messages.

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Cleaners Fighting Back at the London School of Economics

A push for worker’s rights has been a trend in the UK recently and this is evident from the multitude of tribunal cases challenging employment status in the gig economy. Following this trend, cleaners at the London School of Economics (‘LSE’) have been successful in their own fight for a change to contract terms.

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