Category Archives: Employment

The Gig Economy

Depending on how exciting your usual reading material is you may have come across a lot of excitement being generated about the so-called ‘gig economy’.
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On Probation

Many employment contracts contain a probation period but what does that actually mean? From the perspective of an employment lawyer the answer under the law of England and Wales is in many cases – not a lot. There is no statutory effect whatsoever; a probation period is a purely contractual matter. It has whatever effect the parties agree it has but does not affect the statutory position between the parties.
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Protected Conversations with Employees – Is It Safe?

The issue arises because whilst discussions to settle an actual dispute can be privileged and could not be relied on in the tribunal as evidence, discussions at a stage where there is not yet a dispute are not currently protected and can be brought up at the tribunal.
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