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The Uber Appeal Is To Be Heard On The 30th October 2018

The Uber appeal against an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling that its drivers were workers will be heard by the Court of Appeal on the 30th October 2018. In the meantime, the Work and Pensions Committee, chaired by MP Frank Field, has launched an inquiry into why a number of firms have still not recognised […]

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Upcoming Employment Law Changes 2018/2019

There are a number of important upcoming employment law changes taking place in 2018/2019. Upcoming Employment Law Changes 2018 Upcoming employment law changes taking place in 2018, include the following:- 1st January 2018 – Schedule 7 of the Immigration Act 2016: Quarterly immigration checks begin by banks and other financial institutions on account holders, by checking […]

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Uber Appeal To Supreme Court

Following the defeat of the Uber appeal in the EAT, Uber is now seeking permission to bypass the Court of Appeal in order to take its appeal directly to the Supreme Court. The Uber Appeal On the 10th November 2017, the EAT handed down its judgment in Uber BV and others v Aslam and others […]

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Budget 2017: National Living Wage Increase Announced

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, included a National Living Wage increase amongst a raft of announcements in the 2017 Budget. National Living Wage Increase The National Living Wage will increase from £7.50 per hour to £7.83 per hour from April 2018. In percentage terms, the National Living Wage increase was one of 4.4%, well above the current rate […]

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Uber Lose Appeal, As EAT Rules Its Drivers Are Workers

Uber has lost its appeal, as the EAT rule that Uber drivers are workers in a decision that was handed down on Friday 10th November 2017. Although Uber plan to appeal the decision, the ruling will have major ramifications for the gig economy. Aslam and others v Uber BV and others (2016) At first instance, […]

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 […]

The Impact of the National Living Wage

On the 1st April 2016, the National Living Wage came into force for those aged 25 and over, who must now be paid a minimum of £7.20 per hour. For this age group, this increased their minimum wage from £6.70 per hour to £7.20 per hour. The National Living Wage is scheduled to increase on the […]