WorkLife: Employment law reform

Our thoughts on the world of employment law - and beyond.

Meet the future of work head on

Meet the future of work head on

It was our Knowledge Week last week and one of the themes on the agenda was 'the future of work'.  We even discussed whether Farrers would survive the next 30 years (I'm pleased to say we concluded it would, though as with most organisations there will undoubtedly be challenges along the way).  All of this got me thinking about what HR professionals could and should be doing now to prepare for the things the future will throw at us.

Just how good is the Taylor "Good Work" Review?

Just how good is the Taylor "Good Work" Review?

Describing your own report as "Good Work" might suggest that Matthew Taylor is quite pleased with the outcome of his Review into Modern Working Practices.

More rights for workers or more tax for May?

More rights for workers or more tax for May?

"May will tell bosses to give workers more rights" declared the front page of the Times last week, while the Guardian announced that the "PM backs plans to overhaul workers' rights." What is going on?

Cameron out, May in: all change for employment law?

Cameron out, May in: all change for employment law?

Just a week ago today, David Davis, then a mere "former Shadow Home Secretary”, published an article on the website conservative home. Now, of course, he is the cabinet minister in charge of negotiating our exit from the European Union. In his article, he spoke about the need to structure “ our regulatory environment so that it helps business, rather than hinders ”. He went on to say [and all the emphases in all the quotes below are mine]:

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