In accordance with Theresa May’s Good Work Plan consultations in 2018, a number of new requirements went into effect this month for UK employers. This post addresses critical changes to written statements of employment.
Vistra’s Pete Doyle has helped companies expand into the UK for nearly three decades. In this interview, he talks about evolving corporate expansion strategies, the top risks of operating in the UK, why complying with VAT requirements has an outsized importance for multinationals, and more.
The UK’s off-payroll working rules, commonly referred to as IR35, tell employers how to classify contractors and other workers. They’re already complex, but changes effective next year will make them even more difficult to understand and follow. We tell you what you need to do to prepare.
Last year, UK authorities started requiring organizations with 250 or more employees to gather statistics about their gender pay gaps. The results were published this month, revealing that women are underrepresented in leadership positions, that some industries are downright hypocritical in their practices, and much more.
The debate on the possible effects of the UK leaving the European Union is in full flow. Those in favor of and those against a “Brexit” are posting statistics to bolster their respective arguments. In truth, leaving the European Union would be unchartered territory for this island nation, and indeed, for those countries remaining in the EU. There are regional implications beyond one country that are difficult to predict. That said, HR professionals should be considering the following areas, which could be affected by the UK’s defection from the EU: Long-Term Planning, Immigration and Employment Law.
Last month Uber announced that it will pay up to $100 million to settle class action claims from US drivers claiming to be employees rather than self-employed contractors. The global ride-hailing service is fighting similar battles on a number of fronts, including a lawsuit in the UK from drivers seeking worker rights and compensation for lost earnings.This new world of contingent labour does not come without costs, and is in many ways seriously testing old labour codes that demarcate the self-employed from the employed. The distinction is an important one.
Achieving a balance in the area of family leave is critical for multinationals. HR leaders should ask themselves: How can we develop family friendly leave policies that comply with local labor laws and customs, and encourage a healthy work-life balance, all while ensuring that our growing business remains financially sustainable?