With greater scrutiny of employment status by HMRC, employers need to look carefully at their off-payroll labour arrangements, argues Hilary Stokes - employer solutions manager at Menzies LLP.
Parcel delivery company DPD is to give self-employed drivers access to benefits such as paid annual leave, sick pay and pension entitlement through a new self-employed worker contract.
The Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has claimed it is the first union in the UK to be recognised by an organisation that uses gig workers.
In Uber BV and others v Aslam and others  IRLR 97 EAT, the EAT held that Uber drivers are "workers" for the purposes of statutory employment rights.
Consultant editor Darren Newman considers the arguments before the Supreme Court in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith, which was heard on 20 and 21 February.
HMRC collected £819m in additional tax through payroll investigations last year, as it continued to crack down on organisations that wrongly classify workers as self-employed.
When the Government revealed its plans to bolster workers' rights from their first day at work under its Good Work plan earlier this week, details were initially scarce.
Updated to include information on the Government's consultation on employment status, in response to the Taylor review.
Couriers delivering emergency blood supplies have won full employment rights in an out-of-court settlement with pathology company The Doctors Laboratory (TDL).
The Government consults on the options proposed in the "Taylor review of modern working practices" for providing employers with more clarity when determining employment status.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment status.