Recent news that Uber had lost the final round of a five-year legal battle brought by some of its drivers prompted Business Leader to ask Waterfront’s Head of Employment Law Anthony Purvis for his thoughts on the ruling.
Within his article Anthony looked closely at whether the Uber drivers were truly self-employed or were they ‘workers’ and thus entitled to certain employment rights as a consequence, including national minimum wage and paid holidays.
Anthony also discussed what the ruling could mean for others who engage a workforce on a self-employed basis.
Anthony’s article featured on Business Leader.
Legislative changes to the employment law landscape tend not to happen too often in the UK, but like buses, this week a few seem to have arrived at once with the publication of the UK Government’s policy paper “Smarter regulation to grow the economy”, which sets out various proposals for changes to existing legislation and the introduction of new legislation.
Most employers are keen to avoid dismissing staff in whom they have invested time and money but this is not always possible.
Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), sometimes referred to as “gagging clauses”, are rarely out of the news.
On 5 December 2022, following its Making Flexible Working The Default consultation, which has now concluded, the UK government announced that it will be introducing reforms to the law around employees’ rights to make flexible working requests.