Editor's message: The working relationship and arrangements between an individual and the organisation for whom he or she works will determine the employment status of the individual and that status is key to determining his or her entitlement to key employment rights.
Disputes about status often arise, with individuals claiming to be employees when the employer has been regarding them as workers or self-employed. Employers cannot necessarily rely on written agreements purporting to deny employment status if these do not reflect the true situation and employment tribunals and courts will look at what has been happening in practice, in the event of a claim.
Sarah Anderson, employment law editor
In a second high-profile decision on employment status in the gig economy, this employment tribunal held that a CitySprint courier is a worker rather than self-employed.
A tribunal has found that a CitySprint bicycle courier should be classed as a worker, rather than self employed.
Cases on appeal provides news on key case law developments that are expected.
We round up seven significant employment law decisions expected in 2017, with cases pending on employment status, equal pay, whistleblowing, employment tribunal fees and holiday pay.
In this week's podcast, we predict the key cases for 2017. We explain why employment status in the gig economy will be a big talking point, and flag up a major equal pay case against a private-sector employer.
The Work and Pensions Committee has announced an inquiry into the UK welfare system's ability to adequately support the growing number of gig economy workers.
What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments for employers this year.
The review looks into the impact of changes to the labour market, addressing questions on issues such as job security, wage levels and employees' rights.
Updated to reflect the announcement that the tax advantages linked to shares awarded under employee-shareholder agreements will be abolished for arrangements entered into on or after 1 December 2016.
Consultant editor Darren Newman considers the significance of the recent tribunal decision on the employment status of Uber drivers.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment status.