Updated to reflect that the Supreme Court is expected to hear the appeal in Aslam and others v Uber BV and others on 21 and 22 July 2020.
Updated to reflect that the right to a written statement of employment particulars is extended to workers, effective from 6 April 2020.
Updated to reflect that the right to a written statement of employment particulars is extended to workers and that the holiday pay reference period has changed for workers without normal working hours, effective from 6 April 2020.
As we continue to face the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, gig workers face a lack of protection from the Government. In contrast, the changes coming in on 6 April and the proposed Employment Bill continue to narrow the gap between the status and rights of workers and employees. Sian Jackson, principal associate at Mills & Reeve LLP, outlines the changes and how organisations should respond.
HM Revenue and Customs has announced it will make changes to its Check Employment Status for Tax tool, which has been criticised by businesses and contractors alike for inaccuracy.
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.
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.
Updated to reflect that the right to a written statement of terms and conditions of employment has been extended to workers, from 6 April 2020.
In Uber BV and others v Aslam and others, the Court of Appeal held that Uber drivers are workers rather than self-employed and are entitled to progress their claims for the national minimum wage and paid annual leave.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment status.