Held in the context of the Taylor Review into Modern Employment and Select Committee inquiries into employment in the ‘gig economy’, and the future of work and workers’ rights, this event will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss and debate priorities for reform of employment rights and practices, assess how employers and employees are adopting and adapting to flexible working practices, understand the implications for industrial relations, and consider next steps for address work-life balance.
Redefining Employment - Adapting to Innovation in Business Models and the Gig Economy
How is the ‘gig economy’ challenging traditional notions of employment; options for better defining the status of casual and ‘on-demand’ workers; and policy priorities for Government, HMRC and other key stakeholders in adapting to new ways of working.
2. Flexible and Autonomous Employment – What a Way to Make a Living
Analysing the prevalence of temporary and casual workers in the economy and priorities for employment protection; the challenges and opportunities of creating a flexible approach to employment which benefits both employer and employee; and opportunities for supporting diversity in the labour market.
3. Security, Pay and Rights in the Modern Workplace – Developing a Modern Employment Law Framework
Examine the challenges and opportunities for balancing flexibility and informality with employment rights and access to sick pay, holiday pay, maternity and paternity pay, and pensions; policy priorities for the future of employment rights and benefits; and the future of workers’ rights post-Brexit.