The growth of the “gig economy”, the demands of the millennials for greater flexibility, the tax and national insurance benefits of self-employment and Government reviews of employment status have brought the issue of employment status to the forefront of many employers’ minds.
With extensive experience of the complex issues involved, our employment and employment tax lawyers can guide businesses through this tricky area and help workforces plan for the challenges of the 21st Century or defend themselves from challenges whether from unions, their workforce or HMRC.
Supreme Court says Pimlico Plumbers are workers13 June 2018
In the latest major development in a series of cases on employment status, the Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Pimlico Plumbers and confirmed that a “self-employed” plumber should have been classed a worker.
Appeal judgment confirms Addison Lee cycle couriers are workers17 May 2018
In the latest decision on employment status in the gig economy, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has dismissed an appeal by Addison Lee against an Employment Tribunal (“ET”) decision that its cycle couriers were “workers” and so entitled to holiday pay.
Employment status02 February 2018
Employment status is important because an individual’s legal rights, protections and obligations will depend upon which class he or she falls into.
The future of employment law – Taylor-ed to fit?11 July 2017
The Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy, commissioned by the prime minister last October and chaired by Matthew Taylor, has produced its long awaited report.
Employment status – the power of three: employee, worker and self-employed04 July 2017
In an article for Employment Solicitor, Karen Baxter takes a look at recent cases which have tested the boundaries of employment status and assess how employers can keep pace with the changing market as the world of work evolves.
The future world of work: Lewis Silkin’s perspectives on regulating the work relationship26 May 2017
Profound underlying changes in technology and demography are transforming work.
General election 2017 - what might the manifestos say about employment law?27 April 2017
Theresa May’s announcement of a snap general election caught everyone off guard. The various political parties will be rushing to fill their manifestos with headline-grabbing policies, although these will not necessarily be very well thought through.
Gig economy: the equality challenge?25 April 2017
Sean Dempsey and David Hopper comment in HRZone on equality in the gig economy.