Mr Lopez

“Joint Employer” Status?

‘Outsourced’ workers seek better deal in landmark case By Clive Coleman Legal correspondent, BBC News Image copyright Getty Images A group of 75 workers, including porters and receptionists, are going to tribunal to gain more rights at work. As outsourced employees, they are supplied to the University of London by a facilities company, but do Read more about “Joint Employer” Status?[…]

Addison Lee

Gig Economy Workers

An employment tribunal has ruled that a group of Addison Lee drivers were workers and therefore entitled to rights such as holiday pay and the national minimum wage. By Jo Faragher The ruling will affect thousands of drivers working for the taxi and courier company, according to the law firm representing them, Leigh Day. Worker Read more about Gig Economy Workers[…]

Employee on mobile phone

Do you monitor employees?

Romanian whose messages were read by employer ‘had privacy breached’ European court ruling will force firms to give more explicit warnings to staff if they want to monitor internet use Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent and Kevin Rawlinson A European court of human rights judgment has bolstered the rights of employees to have a significant Read more about Do you monitor employees?[…]

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Pimlico Plumbers

Another twist in the tail of ‘Worker’ Status

Employment status: Pimlico Plumbers case heads to Supreme Court By Stephen Simpson The Supreme Court has granted Pimlico Plumbers permission to appeal against the Court of Appeal decision that a plumber who signed an agreement with the company describing him as self-employed was in fact a worker. In February 2017, in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and Read more about Another twist in the tail of ‘Worker’ Status[…]

Deliveroo Rider

“A radical overhaul of employment law” on the way?

Kamal Ahmed, Economics editor, BBC A government review of the rapidly changing world of work is to demand a radical overhaul of employment law and new guarantees on the minimum wage. The review is set to call for a new category of worker called a “dependent contractor”. Those workers – likely to cover riders for Read more about “A radical overhaul of employment law” on the way?[…]

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Which Jurisdiction?

Is the assessment of whether an employee has a strong connection to the UK (to give an employment tribunal territorial jurisdiction to consider a claim) objective rather than subjective?¬†James English of Hempsons solicitors Yes, held the EAT in Green v SIG Trading Ltd. The Respondent (a limited company registered in the UK) employed the Claimant Read more about Which Jurisdiction?[…]

Legal Judgments

Online Tribunal Judgments

Online Judgments – are they are really useful resource for Employers, or, is it the key to the skeleton cupboard? The online database of employment tribunal judgments announced some time ago is now being populated with significant amounts of material. Users can now search employment tribunal judgments in England, Wales and Scotland by reference to Read more about Online Tribunal Judgments[…]