In this high-profile case, the employment tribunal held that Uber drivers are workers rather than self-employed, and are entitled to receive the national minimum wage and paid annual leave.
The Government seeks views on the status and rights of workers, agency workers, the self-employed and those working in the "gig economy", as well as the role of trade unions in representing these workers.
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has launched an inquiry into the changing nature of work, and the status and rights of workers in non-traditional employment roles.
Matthew Taylor, a former policy adviser to Tony Blair, will lead an independent review into modern employment practices, Theresa May has announced.
Updated to include information on López v Servicio Madrileño de Salud (Comunidad de Madrid), an ECJ decision relating to justification for successive renewals of a fixed-term contract.
Updated to include changes to the minimum wage rates for workers under 25 and for apprentices, which took effect on 1 October 2016.
The High Court has ruled that the manner in which the Government is introducing new contracts of employment for junior doctors is legal.
We discuss some recent gig economy employment tribunal claims and the risks faced by organisations that hire freelancers through web applications.
In DLA Piper's latest case report, the High Court awarded damages of £30,000 and gave an injunction to a company after a former employee breached restrictive covenants by using a combination of customer contact details and information from purchase logs acquired during his employment to poach customers.
Engaging employees under fixed-term contracts can provide employers with workforce flexibility. Such employees have an array of rights, in particular under the Fixed-term Employees Regulations. We look at five points that employers should watch out for.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contracts of employment.