Employment law

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‘The property market is disgraceful’: why bosses are renting homes to staff
Some bosses are taking action amid claims sites such as Airbnb are pricing workers out of housing

Suzanne Bearne

02, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Outsourcing has eroded workers’ wages and rights | Letter
Letter: In local government, the NHS and education, there has been little protection against employers slashing labour costs, writes George Binette


26, Jun, 2022 @4:40 PM

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Britain’s hidden online ‘microworkers’ paid less than £4 an hour
Call to name and shame firms paying below the minimum wage for gig economy tasks like data entry

Mattha Busby

25, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Ministers press on with ‘cynical’ plan to let agency staff replace striking workers
Unions and recruiters say move would harm relations and point out UK government condemned P&O for doing same thing

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

23, Jun, 2022 @12:25 PM

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The Guardian view on criminal record checks: the case for second chances | Editorial
Editorial: Rules that force people to disclose decades-old convictions, including for non-violent offences, should be changed


21, Jun, 2022 @5:22 PM

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Stonewall ‘malicious’ in legal fight against Allison Bailey, tribunal hears
Barrister involved in employment tribunal with her chambers and leading LGBTQ+ charity

Harry Taylor and agency

20, Jun, 2022 @7:07 PM

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Migrant care workers came to help the UK. Now they’re trapped in debt bondage
Investigation: Britain called out to workers around the world to ease a staff crisis. But many have to pay thousands in illegal fees to recruitment agencies

Shanti Das

18, Jun, 2022 @5:41 PM

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Should I still work from home if I’m sick? We ask an expert
Can workplace ‘presenteeism’ put people at increased risk of sickness and depression? Academic Alison Collins weighs up the evidence

Coco Khan

17, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Poor working conditions persist in Leicester garment factories, finds survey
Research was funded by Boohoo amid effort to clean up sector after complaints about supply chain practices

Sarah Butler

13, Jun, 2022 @5:01 AM

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The Guardian view on a four-day week: policies needed to make it a reality | Editorial
Editorial: Currently, the financial logic that governs the rules of employment is inimical to reducing workloads


06, Jun, 2022 @2:14 PM

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Thousands of UK workers begin world’s biggest trial of four-day week
With work changed for ever by the pandemic, businesses are testing whether pilot represents a recognition that ‘the new frontier for competition is quality of life’

Julia Kollewe

06, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Stop abuse of migrant workers before Britain becomes the next Dubai | Pete Pattisson
Exploitation common in the Gulf is emerging in the UK – and will only get worse without government intervention

Pete Pattisson

27, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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