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Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot: dealing with hot weather in the workplace

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot: dealing with hot weather in the workplace

The “Great British Summer” is not renowned for its hot temperatures. However, according to provisional data from the Met Office, we have just had the third warmest June since 1910 and this warm spell looks set to continue. So, what are employers’ obligations during hot weather?

#GarethSouthgateWould

#GarethSouthgateWould

The blog this week I was due to explain the significance of DL Insurance Services Ltd v O'Connor case and it would have been great. Never before would the intricacies of the case have been explained to you with such clarity, insight and humour. However, there are more important things to discuss. Two words. "Gareth Southgate".

Post Gap Analysis

Post Gap Analysis

What do the World Cup and gender pay gap reporting have in common? The nation awaited both with baited breath? Experts feared disappointing performances from our country’s biggest players? Gary Lineker is on hand for expert insight and incisive commentary? Okay, that one not so much. But what is true is that both events have generated an overwhelming mass of statistics and headlines, which you may not know what to do with. So perhaps the time has come for some ‘post-gap’ analysis?

Guidance on employment status: does the Supreme Court’s decision in Pimlico Plumbers spell the end for self-employed contractors?

Guidance on employment status: does the Supreme Court’s decision in Pimlico Plumbers spell the end for self-employed contractors?

You could certainly be forgiven for thinking so. The trusty old role of independent contractor has fallen like dominos in a raft of cases – Uber, Addison Lee, Deliveroo… And now in Pimlico Plumbers v Smith the Supreme Court has upheld the decision of all the courts before it that Mr Smith is a worker and not self-employed.