MP Questions UK Gym Over 'Freelance' Trainers

Law360, London (December 6, 2017, 3:38 PM GMT) -- The head of Parliament’s Work and Pensions Committee demanded further answers on Wednesday from a low-cost gym chain following allegations that the company inappropriately treated its personal trainers as freelancers, though he acknowledged the company's progress on employment rights.

Veteran Labour lawmaker Frank Field applauded Gym Group PLC for agreeing to change its business model so that some trainers gain important employment rights and protections, in a letter to the company dated Nov. 30. But Field also argued that in some respects, the gym was still...
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