Some of the major names in the development of the gig economy - such as Deliveroo, Pimlico Plumbers and Uber - may be about to find that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) interferes with core operations within their businesses, writes Seddons solicitor Harry Abrams.
Updated to include a reference to the Government's announcement about the police pay award.
The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has suggested gig economy firms should deduct tax from the earnings of self-employed workers in a system similar to PAYE.
Fifty Deliveroo riders are to receive a share in a six-figure settlement after they claimed they had been unlawfully denied rights including the national minimum wage and holiday pay.
An employment tribunal has ruled that a group of Hermes couriers are workers, rather than self-employed.
Changes to self-employment tax rules have "seriously damaged" the NHS and the public sector, according to research by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) and the CIPD.
The law is being challenged by the gig economy business model to define and classify the terms "self employed" and "worker". How far have the courts got in achieving this amid a welter of recent cases, asks Richard Isham, employment partner at Wedlake Bell LLP?
A High Court judge today granted permission for Deliveroo couriers to challenge a previous ruling that they could not be classified as workers.
In Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith, the Supreme Court unanimously held that a "self-employed" plumber qualified as a "worker" under the statutory provisions and was entitled to the rights of a worker.
Updated to include information on Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith, in which the Supreme Court held that a "self-employed" plumber qualified as a "worker" under the relevant statutory provisions.
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