Articles & Downloads / 2017 / July

John Kelly

Encore! The Gig Economy

25 July 2017

In November of last year, I shared my thoughts on the UK’s “gig economy”. That article was largely in light of the “Uber decision”, in which an English employment tribunal decided that Uber have to grant basic employment rights to their supposed “self-employed contractor” drivers. The case demonstrated the very real possibility that “self-employed contractors” in the new gig economy may well qualify as “workers” within the meaning of the relevant legislation. Read More

Carrying over holiday entitlement?

Carrying over holiday entitlement?

11 July 2017

At this time of year, employers will be dealing with annual leave requests and managing the workforce during the vacation period; this is never an easy task given the complex legal maze that the Working Time Regulations has created. Read More

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