Case update (3): Uber drivers are ‘workers’ – no appeal

private hire drivers
What do we already know? We updated you in our November 2017 Newsflash Uber drivers are ‘workers’ and our November 2017 Newsletter Case update (1): Uber drivers are ‘workers’ on the EAT’s decision that drivers who provide services to the online taxi firm, Uber, are ‘workers’, rather than self-employed. We also told you that Uber…
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Case update (1): Annual leave and employment status

Annual leave
What do we already know? We updated you in our June 2017 Newsletter Case update (1): Annual leave and employment status on the Advocate General’s Opinion in the case of King v The Sash Window Workshop Limited.  The Advocate General’s Opinion was that a worker should be entitled to carry over untaken holiday when they have…
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Case update (1): Uber drivers are ‘workers’

What do we already know? We updated you in our November 2017 Newsflash Uber drivers are ‘workers’ on the EAT’s decision that drivers who provide services to the online taxi firm, Uber, are ‘workers’, rather than self-employed. What’s new? We promised you further detail on this case so here it is… Summary:  When Uber drivers…
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Newsflash: EAT says Uber drivers are ‘workers’

What do we already know? We updated you in our November 2016 Newsflash Uber drivers are ‘workers’ on the Tribunal’s decision that drivers who provide services to the online taxi firm, Uber, are ‘workers’, rather than self-employed. Uber appealed the Tribunal’s decision to the EAT. What’s new? The EAT has upheld the Tribunal’s decision that…
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Case Update (1): Annual Leave and employment status

Summary:  Should a worker, misclassified as a self-employed consultant with no facility to take statutory paid holiday, be entitled to carry over the untaken holiday and be paid in lieu on termination of employment? Yes, is the Advocate General’s Opinion in King v The Sash Window Workshop Limited available here.   Facts:  The worker, Mr…
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Case update (1): Employment status

There has been a recent spate of cases which may cause a headache for employers reliant on independent contractors as an integral part of their businesses. As the Court of Appeal noted in the next case of Pimlico Plumbers & Charlie Mullins v Gary Smith, the case ‘puts a spotlight on a business model under…
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Blog: Rocking the ‘gig’ economy – is the world of work evolving or regressing?

Anne-Marie Boyle, Specialist Employment Lawyer at Menzies Law
Rather like Brexit (a word you never thought you would use so often), the gig economy will be one of those phrases you will start to hear over and over again. It comes from the US (natch!) and describes the arrangements whereby independent contractors take on a series of short-term projects to suit their financial…
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