Following my last post on the task force that the HMRC are setting up, the Uber Tribunal Ruling has now come through. Although Uber will be appealing the outcome, the tribunal made the decision that their ‘self employed’ taxi drivers are actually ‘workers’ and not ‘self employed’.Read more →
HMRC has announced it is to form a specialist team to examine working practices at organisations that use freelance staff to fill what amount to full-time roles. Employers that persistently use office-based freelance workers to cover what would otherwise be full-time positions avoid offering individuals any ofRead more →
Traditionally the quietest month of the year for legal developments, August has nevertheless been busy for employment law news.
In the news this month, the Labour leadership candidates set out their employment law proposals, Public Concern at Work published a five year whistleblowing review.Read more →
A round up of what happened in the employment arena in July 2016. Please call me to discuss any of these issues in more detail. With the legal world reeling and British politics in turmoil following last month’s surprise Brexit decision, it was business as usual inRead more →
A significant proportion of the UK’s employment law comes from the EU, including discrimination rights, collective consultation obligations, transfer of undertakings regulations, family leave, working time regulations and duties to agency workers. In theory, the UK government could repeal all of this. However, the government is unlikely to take this step and it is far more probable that EU law will continue to exercise a significant influence, even after Brexit.Read more →