Major nations make labour rights a key part of trade deals. But what happens next?
When people get locked into the gig economy, it adversely affects other areas of their lives, from health to housing
Courts for all.
Free access to the legal system is a right that needs to be protected.
Theresa May: not bowing to pressure to ban zero-hours contracts.
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Two experts assess the prime minister's claim and what the evidence says about the impact of a ban.
People gather in Montreal to demand a $15 minimum hourly wage in Quebec and across Canada.
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The minimum wage is rising in many parts of Canada, but it masks the impact of seismic changes to the agriculture, food and retail industries brought about by new technologies.
Giving a reference is protected, in defamation law, by the common-law defence of qualified privilege.
In many cases, a reference will contain negative things about its subject. This is part of a reference’s design: the referee should give a full and frank assessment.
Academic Roz Ward was temporarily suspended from La Trobe University for her comments about the Australian flag on Facebook.
A new clause being embedded in a number of university contracts attempts to restrict academics from speaking freely in public debate about issues that are outside their area of research.
It’s not easy to walk away from an abusive relationship without the support of a flexible employer.
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It's uncommon internationally for workers to have a statutory right to paid domestic violence leave, but things may be shifting.
Employment Minister Michaelia Cash recognises the disadvantages faced by temporary migrant workers.
The taskforce must redesign Australia’s rather chaotic and unfair temporary labour migration program.
The paradox of autonomy?
Flexible work is on the rise but research shows it often leads to people working longer hours than they would otherwise.
The ACT government is the first jurisdiction in Australia to fully approve operations of the ride-sharing service Uber.
A case of an uber driver from Perth suing the company because his contract was terminated may show how protected drivers are under law.
In the age of the smartphone, it's often hard to switch off after work. Here's how employment law can help.
We can thank the EU for paid breaks during working hours.
EU employment legislation has had a hugely positive impact on UK labour laws.
Workplace surveillance is creating a culture of suspicion that harms employers and their staff.
Secret evidence can leave employees in the dark.
Sacked from your job and never told why. Is this the new normal for some workers in Britain?
By all means believe. But check your facts first.
UKIP leader thinks we don't need equality laws anymore. He couldn't be more wrong.
Before you tweet, take a breath.
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With a bit of help sufferers can remain effective at work.
Recent figures suggest there are around 800,000 people in the UK with dementia. People usually associate the condition with later life, but around 17,000 of people with the condition are under the age…