Employment

From 6 April 2017 changes apply to the operation of the intermediaries legislation (IR35) for public sector bodies. From that date a public authority (as defined in the Freedom of Information Act) is obliged to carry out an assessment of the status of their contractors under IR35. If they are hiring direct and the contractor is within… Read more »

Employment

In the past few months, I have blogged about two individuals – a bike courier and a plumber – who both persuaded employment tribunals that they were workers (and so were entitled to certain benefits such as paid holidays). There has also been a large amount of press coverage about the two Uber drivers who… Read more »

Employment

Dismissing employees who have been absent from work due to long-term illness is a tricky area giving rise to the risk of both unfair dismissal and disability discrimination claims. O’Brien v Bolton St Catherine’s Academy The recent Court of Appeal case of O’Brien v Bolton St Catherine’s Academy provides employers with some guidance. Here, Ms… Read more »

Employment

Much has been said about workers’ rights post-Brexit. What do we know now? The Great Repeal Bill itself hasn’t been published yet, but here’s what the latest White Paper tells us. Workers’ rights The White Paper envisages that “workers’ rights that are enjoyed under EU law will continue to be available in UK law after we… Read more »

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