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Another decision on the gig economy and worker status, this time with Pimlico Plumbers

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from Pimlico Plumbers in another gig economy case, this time where the plumber’s status was judged to be worker and not contractor. Gary Smith worked solely for Pimlico Plumbers between 2005 and 2011; he was obliged to work a minimum of 40 hours a week; wear a uniform […]

13th June 2018 Laura Franklin


Beswicks’ employment lawyer guides business leaders through GDPR minefield

Business owners and HR managers attended an exclusive seminar, which aimed to demystify GDPR. The seminar, hosted by Beswicks Legal, focused on GDPR from an employers’ perspective, highlighting the key considerations for organisations when handling staff data. Laura Franklin, Beswicks’ employment solicitor, gave a presentation outlining the importance of having clear, specific policies and procedures […]


Top tips on dealing with sickness absence

Every week the Beswicks’ employment team answers dozens of questions from employers. We know first-hand the issues that are causing business-owners and HR professionals, sleepless nights. One of the biggest headaches is how to handle absenteeism, so we thought it might be useful to share with you the top three HR questions that we have received so far this year on this hot topic.

Debt Recovery

Are you up-to-speed with the pre-action protocol for debt?

On 1 October 2017 a new pre-action protocol for debt claims came into force, which aims to encourage early engagement between parties, avoiding the need for court proceedings.


Is a work email address personal data under GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is raising many questions among employers, not least whether a work email address should be regarded as personal data.

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