A courier company that delivers parcels for Amazon has settled a dispute with drivers that the GMB union claimed were falsely self-employed.
2017 was a landmark year for legal developments in the gig economy. As we await the Government's full response to the Taylor review, Katherine Newman flags up the areas employers should keep an eye on this year.
Brexit may mean a degree of uncertainty in employment law, but what is the direction of travel in 2018? Beverley Sunderland considers the key issues likely to arise.
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We predict the key cases for 2018 and assess their likely impact. We explain why employment status will remain in the spotlight, and we discuss the ramifications of the ECJ's recent decision on holiday pay.
Courier company Hermes has sought to distance itself from the criticism surrounding gig economy employers by claiming its use of self-employment creates opportunities rather than diminishes employment rights.
Uber's application to "leapfrog" an appeal to the Supreme Court has been refused.
Matthew Taylor, author of the Taylor review of modern employment practices published this summer, has welcomed the draft Bill published by two parliamentary committees on Monday.
The Work and Pensions Committee and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee have produced a draft Bill designed to tackle the perceived exploitation of "gig economy" workers.
Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at how Deliveroo managed to ensure that its riders were neither workers nor employees through the inclusion of a "substitution clause" in their contracts.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment status.