Case update (1): Employment status

What do we already know? We updated you in our June Newsflash Employment status and the “self-employed” plumber on the Supreme Court’s decision that a ‘self-employed’ plumber could be categorised as a ‘worker’ for employment purposes. What’s new? As promised in our above June Newsflash we provide further details of the case below. Summary:  Can…
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Government reforms (2): Employment status – Government response to the Taylor review

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What do we already know? We updated you in our July 2017 Newsletter Government reforms (1): Employment status – Taylor Review that the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices had been published.  The Taylor Review made detailed recommendations for reform of UK employment law in respect of those who are not engaged as traditional employees, both in…
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Case update (3): Uber drivers are ‘workers’ – no appeal

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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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Government reforms: Employment status – framework for modern employment

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What do we already know? We updated you in our July 2017 Newsletter Government reforms (1): Employment status – Taylor Review that the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices had been published which focused on the importance of quality work: “fair and decent work with realistic scope for development and fulfilment” for all.  The Review…
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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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Government reforms (1): Employment status – Taylor Review

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What do we already know? We updated you in our February 2017 Newsletter Government reforms (3): Employment status – reviews on the Taylor Review (launched in November 2016) which has been set up to work towards resolving the complexity of employment status. What’s new? The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices (the Review) was published earlier this…
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Newsflash: Employment status – short-notice rates?

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We updated you in our February 2017 Newsletter Government reforms (3): Employment status – reviews of the Taylor Review (launched in November 2016) which has been set up to work towards resolving the complexity of employment status. What’s new? Matthew Taylor, who is leading the Taylor Review, has put forward proposals that employers who hire…
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Government reforms (3): Employment status – reviews

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What do we already know? The law in the UK distinguishes between groups of staff and provides different rights for each group. Broadly these groups are 1) employees, who have the largest selection of legal rights 2) workers who have a more limited selection of rights and 3) the self-employed who have minimal legal rights…
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