The case of Gary Smith reveals how outdated such assumptions are in today’s workforce. As the Court of Appeal’s ruling last week confirmed, the economic reality of Smith’s relationship with Pimlico Plumbers was that he was a worker rather than a self-employed contractor
We are in full ‘jobocalypse’ mode, according to the billionaires of Silicon Valley
Researchers say women who work nights and irregular shifts have fewer eggs capable of developing into healthy embryos than those who keep regular daytime hours
If an employee is dishonest about not being able to work, this could amount to gross misconduct
A report published on Wednesday claims that women are still being forced to wear high heels, make-up and revealing clothes by some employers
Jobs site Glassdoor said that based on earning potential, job satisfaction and the number of openings, finance managers top the list
The day before Donald Trump won the election over Hillary Clinton, the Swedish ad agency Round & Round put out an invitation to all Americans: Escape Trump. Come work in Sweden.
The company will pay the US Federal Trade Commission $20m that should end up in drivers’ pockets, as the backlash against the global gig economy continues
Relatively low inflation has helped sustain consumer expenditure in recent years. However, there are signs that this is reaching its limit
At first glance, it’s a depressing indictment of the failure of employers to meet the needs and demands of today’s workforce. But look again and you hear the dying gasps of an era passing over
When Italy last cut down its working week it's believed to have created one million new jobs
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Women who were more 'bullish' or assertive at work earned more than passive female colleagues, the researchers found
Government's Social Mobility Commission says 20th century expectation that each generation better off than preceding one is no longer being met
Exclusive: Alan Milburn, the Government's social mobility adviser, will urge PM Theresa May to scrap her predecessor David Cameron's 'Big Society' agenda in favour of measures to boost career opportunities for young people
During my senior year of college, I decided that I wasn't going to become another boomerang kid that moved back home, jobless and with no plan for after graduation.