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Appeal judgment confirms Addison Lee cycle couriers are workers
  • Lewis Silkin
  • United Kingdom
  • May 17 2018

In the latest decision on employment status in the gig economy, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has dismissed an appeal by Addison Lee against

Gig economy: the direction of travel
  • Birketts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 2 2018

In our last issue of HR Matters, we reported on the new working model commonly referred to as the gig economy (HR Matters Summer 2017, The rise (and

Collective Bargaining: outsourced workers not entitled to collectively bargain with "De Facto" employer
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • February 8 2018

The Central Arbitration Committee has rejected a claim that outsourced workers employed at a university should be entitled to bargain collectively

Recent UK Uber and Deliveroo cases
  • Keystone Law
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • February 8 2018

If you were distracted by the more headline grabbing stories about bad behaviour and paying off hackers at Uber, you may have missed some interesting

UK: Collective bargaining - no obligation on ‘de facto’ employer; risks of direct negotiation with employees
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 7 2018

In Independent Workers Union of Great Britain v University of London the Central Arbitration Committee has decided that a union representing employees

Outsourcing: Employees of company providing outsourced services were not also workers of the end user
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 2 2018

The Central Arbitration Committee has rejected a trade union's application for statutory recognition by an end user in respect of a bargaining unit

CAC rejects application for statutory recognition with "de facto" employer
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 26 2018

In the cases of IWGB v Cordant Security Ltd TUR11026 (2017) and IWGB v University of London TUR11027 (2017), the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC

Employment law review of the year 2017 - Employment Status
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2017

As the year draws to a close, it's a good time to take stock of some of the key employment law cases from the past 12 months. Here, we consider the

UK: gig economy developments, including important ECJ ruling on holiday pay, Uber and Deliveroo rulings on worker status, and delay to government proposals
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • December 12 2017

The ECJ has agreed with the Advocate-General's opinion in King v Sash Windows that workers denied paid holiday can carry over their 4 weeks'

EAT upholds broad interpretation of “trade union membership”
  • Wrigleys Solicitors LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 6 2017

In Jet2.com Ltd v Denby, the EAT has upheld an employment tribunal ruling that Jet2.com Limited had unlawfully discriminated against a prospective