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Jan
17
2019

Genuine substitution does not always rule out employee status

For many years, the law has been clear that an unrestricted right to appoint a substitute is not consistent with employee status. ..

Dec
20
2018

Uber drivers are workers, finds Court of Appeal

Uber drivers are workers, finds Court of Appeal Upholding the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal made in November 2017, the Court of Appeal have ruled that Uber drivers..

Dec
07
2018

Has 2018 made the ‘gig economy’ any clearer?

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) posits the following definition of the ‘gig economy’: “one that involves the exchange of labour for money between individuals or companies..

Sep
07
2018

Filing an incomplete claim form not necessarily unreasonable

In North East London NHS Foundation Trust v Zhou, the EAT has decided that it may not necessarily be unreasonable conduct for solicitors to have filed an incomplete claim form...

Aug
31
2018

Working 9 to 5…or are we?

A new YouGov survey of over 1800 people in the UK has found that only 6% are working the traditional working hours of 9am-5pm. 58% of those surveyed said they..

Aug
24
2018

Zero hours, zero protection, zero remedy?

As we blogged in June, individuals on zero hours contracts can bring claims for less favourable treatment of part-time workers by comparing to compare themselves to full-time workers even though..

Jun
29
2018

Tribunal delivers further win for gig economy workers

In a recent ruling by the Employment Tribunal, Hermes couriers have been deemed to be workers. This is the latest in a long line of decisions about the gig..

Jun
14
2018

Pimlico Plumbers – Appeal dismissed

As we blogged, back in August, Pimlico Plumbers (“Pimlico”) were granted the right to appeal to the Supreme Court against a finding that one of its plumbers was a worker..

Mar
16
2018

No cap of 12.07% for part-time workers’ holiday

The Employment Appeal Tribunal, in Brazel v The Harpur Trust, held that it was incorrect to treat holiday pay for term-time teachers as being capped at 12.07% of annualised hours...

Feb
16
2018

Employee status in the gig economy

Over the last two years, there has been a steady stream of high-profile employment rights claims by individuals working in the gig economy (for Uber, Citysprint, Deliveroo, Hermes and many..



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