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Employment status

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  • Cases on appeal

    Type:
    Law reports

    Updated to reflect that the Grand Chamber of the ECHR has delivered its decision in López Ribalda and others v Spain.

  • IR35: Time for the private sector to get its house in order?

    Date:
    17 October 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Recent decisions by major employers to bring all contractors onto payroll have ruffled feathers in the contractor community. Six months before IR35 legislation is extended to the private sector, do employers face a talent drain or can they still engage with a flexible, self-employed workforce without facing the wrath of HMRC? Jo Faragher investigates.

  • Date:
    17 July 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Despite a raft of problems concerning IR35 "off-payroll" rules in the public sector, HM Revenue & Customs last week confirmed that from 6 April 2020, the tax regulations extend to the private sector. Caroline Harwood explains how businesses need to prepare.

  • Date:
    24 June 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Aspects of the IR35 tax legislation, particularly the tests to determine people's tax status, have proved unpopular and many are anxious about its roll out for private sector organisations next year. Ranjit Dhindsa and Matthew Sharp of Fieldfisher explain the issues.

  • IR35: HMRC's defence of status tool is like 'climate change denial'

    Date:
    23 May 2019
    Type:
    News

    Campaigners have accused HM Revenue & Customs of acting in a manner "akin to climate change denial" in its defence of its Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool.

  • What challenges will HR face in the next 10 years?

    Date:
    29 April 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Making predictions for the workplace is fraught with risk but Emma Shipp and Lynne Adams take a punt on technological change, new legislation, societal trends and, yes, Brexit, to lay out the likely challenges for HR professionals over the next 10 years.

  • Statutory rights available to workers/employees/employee shareholders

    Type:
    Quick reference

    Updated to reflect that the right to an itemised pay statement has been extended to workers, from 6 April 2019.

  • Courts should fast-track gig economy cases: Frank Field

    Date:
    25 March 2019
    Type:
    News

    Gig economy cases challenging employment status should be "fast-tracked" through the judicial system to ensure that exploitation of workers is tackled quickly and effectively, MP Frank Field has recommended.

  • Date:
    25 March 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The government has recently published a consultation paper with its proposals to extend off-payroll working rules to the private sector. Employers will need to take "reasonable care" that they have assessed employees' tax status, but what does that mean? Joe Tully, managing director of Brookson Legal Services, explains.

  • Pimlico Plumbers worker loses his claim for £74,000 in holiday pay

    Date:
    22 March 2019
    Type:
    News

    An engineer who won a Supreme Court case against Pimlico Plumbers - establishing that he was a worker and not self-employed - has lost his tribunal claim for £74,000 in holiday pay.