Addison Lee Courier Held To Be Worker In ‘Gig Economy’ Case

A courier working for taxi company, Addison Lee, has been held by the Central London Employment Tribunal to be a worker, and not a self-employed independent contractor, in the latest ‘gig economy’ case on the issue of employment status. Gig Economy: The Addison Lee Ruling Employment judge, Joanna Wade, held at the Central London Employment […]

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ACAS Annual Report For 2016/17 Published. Shows Slight Increase In Early Conciliation Notifications

ACAS has just published its 2016/17 report and the ACAS annual report shows only a marginal increase in early conciliation notifications of 0.1% compared with the previous year. The 2016/17 ACAS Annual Report Findings The findings of the ACAS annual report were:- There was a 0.1% increase in the number of early conciliation notifications compared […]

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Report Urges Government To Protect ‘Gig Economy’ Workers

In a report into the ‘gig economy’, Frank Field MP has called for an “emergency intervention” by the Government to protect workers. ‘Gig Economy’ Report Findings The findings of the ‘gig economy’ report, include the following:- Workers being fined for failing to work whilst ill. One worker stated: “If I fail to turn up to […]