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Aug
05
2020

"Self-employed” hairdresser found to be employee

The Claimant, a hairdresser, sought to pursue claims for unfair dismissal, notice pay, holiday pay and redundancy pay following ..

Apr
03
2020

Wellbeing in a strange new world

Covid-19 has changed at lot about how we work. After the Government’s announcement that those who could work from home should now do so, many employers have seen a rapid..

Feb
19
2020
Jan
29
2020

Changes to the Agency Worker Regulations – the end of the Swedish Derogation!

As of 6th April 2020, the rules relating to agency workers will change, something which may prove costly to businesses presently using agency workers, and which requires action to ensure..

Dec
13
2019

Employment Status: Courier’s ability to ‘release’ job was not an automatic right to substitute

In Stuart Delivery Ltd v Augustine 2019, the EAT upheld the employment tribunal’s findings that a delivery courier was a ‘worker’ under S.230(3)(b) of the Employment Rights Act 1996...

Oct
11
2019

IR35: control comes at a £920,000 cost

As the April 2020 IR35 changes loom ever larger, there is a lot of attention on challenges under the current system to the tax arrangements of consultants providing work through..

Sep
20
2019

Employment Status: California dreaming?

This week California has signed into law a new piece of legislation limiting the circumstances in which individuals can be classified as independent contractors...

Aug
23
2019

IR35 – Have you started preparing?

We previously blogged in April that the Government had launched a consultation into its proposed changes to IR35, or the off-payroll working rules, and how they apply to the private..

Aug
08
2019

Risk to applying 12.07% cap for Part-Time workers

The Court of Appeal (“CoA”) decision in Harper Trust v Brazel reiterates the risks to employers who apply a loose and general Working Time Regulations (“WTR”) and ACAS affiliated holiday..

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. ..



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