Updated to reflect that the new rules on off-payroll working in the public sector (known as IR35) are in force from 6 April 2017.
An employment tribunal has awarded £25,000 for breach of contract to an apprentice whose contract of apprenticeship, which was due to run for four years, was terminated after less than two years.
Updated to reflect that the Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017 are in force from 31 March 2017.
Updated to include the minimum wage rates in effect from 1 April 2017.
An employment tribunal has held that an Excel cycle courier was a worker and that his contract with the courier company mislabelled him as self-employed.
Does the recent spate of employment status cases have implications for all employers, or just for the gig economy sector? Fiona Rushforth analyses the Uber, CitySprint and Pimlico Plumbers cases for indications of a shift in approach to the classifications of worker or self-employed status.
We discuss the reasons behind the decisions in Uber, CitySprint and Pimlico Plumbers and explore the factors that employers may wish to consider where they are engaging individuals on a self-employed basis.
Consultant editor Darren Newman questions if the current debate on worker status will result in any fundamental changes.
The distinction between "employee" and "worker" should be abolished, according to experts called before the first morning's hearing of an inquiry into the Future World of Work.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contracts of employment.