Outsourcing Reporting and the Doctrine of the ‘Joint Employer’

This month’s newsletter introduces the idea of the ‘joint employer’ following a landmark outsourcing case. This could be seen as another employment status headache for employers who adopt such practices. This case was heard before the Central Arbitration Committee, who hear most union recognition disputes. Outsourcing is the practice of having certain jobs being done […]

Matei v Brooknight Guarding Limited

Hello and welcome back to another case law update. Last week we looked at the principle of iniquity and discrimination. This week we are looking at a specific group of workers: agency workers. Agency workers are workers who have a contract with an agency but work temporarily for end user businesses. When an agency worker is on assignment they […]

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Taylor Review / Good Work Report | Progressive policy or an exercise in rebranding?

On paper the UK labour economy is one of the best in the world. Employment rates are at an all-time high and wages for the lowest earners are growing at their fastest rate for 20 years. However, much of this ‘employment’ is in zero hours or ‘gig’ work and actual pay remains below the pre-financial […]

Mobile workers – commute to and from home counts as working time

In a recent case the European Court of Justice has ruled that mobile worker’s travel time between home and job sites is classed as working time. The case concerns a security system installation company whose workers brought claims after their employer wanted travel time between home and customer to be classed as rest time. The ECJ has […]