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Update on the gig economy
  • Bristows
  • United Kingdom
  • January 7 2019

In the run up to Christmas there were a number of high profile cases relating to employment status whereby individuals claimed that they should be

Court of Appeal dismisses Uber’s appeal against gig economy judgment
  • Leigh Day
  • United Kingdom
  • December 19 2018

The Court of Appeal heard Uber’s appeal against the initial 25 claims from Uber drivers, including 21 members of the GMB trade union represented by

Gig Economy Temporary Staffing With Smartphone Apps: 7 Legal and Practical Considerations for Employers
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • December 18 2018

New Technologies that enable temporary staffing candidates to find positions via applications that use algorithms to match people to positions, are

The gig economy’s loophole around workplace health and safety obligations might be closing.
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • December 3 2018

In June this year our article on developing trends in the "gig economy" accurately predicted that this was an area to watch for significant legal

NLRB Proposes A More Employer-Friendly Joint Employer Standard
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • September 19 2018

Earlier this year, the NLRB attempted to overturn the Obama-era Browning-Ferris joint employer standard through case law (see our coverage here). That

NLRB releases draft joint employer rule rolling back Browning-Ferris
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2018

Yesterday, the NLRB released its long-awaited draft rule that would roll back its controversial Browning-Ferris decision, which established a much

Still An Unsolved Mystery - The H-1B Visa Lottery Process
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2018

Not unlike the stone heads of Easter Island, the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, and the number of licks required to reach the center of Tootsie Pop

The gig economy in court - implications for employers
  • Lexology
  • USA, Australia, United Kingdom, European Union
  • July 3 2018

The UK Supreme Court’s recent judgment in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd v Smith has brought the hazy status of workers operating in the gig economy back into

It’s a Gig World Out There - A guide to current issues in the gig economy
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • July 2 2018

There is a growing industry built around task-based work, ‘online platforms’ and ‘skill-sharing’. This ‘gig economy’, which expands well beyond the

ConCourt assigns sole employer role to clients of TES
  • Hogan Lovells
  • South Africa
  • July 1 2018

The Constitutional Court has taken a huge leap towards protection of the Temporary Employment Services (TES) employees (TES - commonly referred to as