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Reforming Employment Law Hearings
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • October 2 2018

On 26 September 2018, the Law Commission launched a new consultation paper addressing proposed reforms to employment law hearing structures. The

Construction focus: worker status developments
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • August 31 2018

As 2017 drew to a close and the door to 2018 opened, the issue of worker status remains a key issue, particularly for those employers who engage an

High Court dismisses Pimlico Plumbers challenge to Deliveroo contract
  • Lewis Silkin
  • United Kingdom
  • June 15 2018

In the latest development regarding “worker status” and the “gig economy”, and applying this week’s earlier Supreme Court decision in Pimlico Plumbers

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

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

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

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)