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.
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.
Second cycle courier found to be a ‘worker’28 March 2017
Another day, another case on the gig economy… An Employment Tribunal has found that a cycle courier was a “worker”, rather than an independent contractor, and therefore entitled to statutory holiday pay.
Pimlico Plumbers are workers not self-employed14 February 2017
In the latest development in a series of cases on employment status, the Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Pimlico Plumbers and found that a “self-employed” plumber should have been classed a worker.
Is the recent Uber ruling on workers basic rights a game changer10 November 2016
James Storke has written a piece for 'Silicon Roundabout'.
Employment status02 November 2016
Employment status is important because an individual’s legal rights, protections and obligations will depend upon which class he or she falls into.
Uber drivers win first round in employment status dispute31 October 2016
An employment tribunal has ruled that drivers engaged by Uber are “workers”, not self-employed contractors, meaning they will be entitled to national minimum wage, paid annual leave and whistleblower protection