Gig Economy News – Uber Appeal Granted

You may remember last year Uber lost an Employment Tribunal claim regarding employment status. The ET held that Uber drivers were workers and not self-employed, a major blow for many similar companies based on the ‘self-employed’ model. Similar cases followed with claims against Pimlico Plumbers, Deliveroo, Citisafe, Hermes all being in the news over the [...]

Gig Economy News – Zero Hour NMW Rate

In other gig economy news, a new national minimum wage rate for employees on non-guaranteed hours has been proposed. The rationale behind it is that if an employee is not guaranteed hours then they need a high rate of pay to accommodate the fact they may have hours reduced without warning. With a general election [...]

Workwear News – Government To Release New Guidance

Last year, PwC caused a furore when one of their agency staff was sent home for refusing to wear high heels. Since then there have been high profile petitions for the government to review dress codes in the work place, in particular the need for female employees to wear high heels. The Government has announced [...]

Redundancy Green V London

Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. We hope you had a good Easter and enjoyed the chocolate and time off. When Bank Holiday weekends come around, it is easy to understand why some people are clamouring for a shorter working week! Anyhow, last week we looked at ACAS Early Conciliation, [...]

The Home Office

Hello and welcome back to the weekly case update. Last week we looked at whether an express term in a contract of employment can be subject to a ‘limiting’ implied term from the home office. This week we will be looking at what reasonable adjustments an employer has to make for an employee under section [...]

Alleged Disability Discrimination

Good morning, and welcome back to your weekly case law update – the perfect start to any Friday. Last week we looked at mobility clauses and unfair dismissal. This week we will be looking at alleged disability discrimination and harassment. Our previous update of G4S v Powell explains that S6 of the Equality Act 2010 defines [...]

Kellogg Brown & Root (UK) Limited v Filton – Can employees be dismissed for misconduct for refusal to obey a mobility clause in their contract?

Welcome back to your weekly case law update, last week we had our February newsletter which covered the Trade Union Act and minimum wage offenders. Prior to that, your last instalment of case law concerned employment status and discrimination. This week we shall be looking at whether employees can be dismissed for misconduct for refusing [...]

Minimum wage offenders – Latest list published

Welcome back, last week our case law update covered the highly influential Pilmlico Plumbers case. This week, as it’s the last Friday of the month, it’s time to step away from the world of case law and take a wider view at the changing face of employment law. Not only that, we have some very [...]

Trade Unions – New Balloting Rules

You may remember our forecast for 2017 included the implementation of the Trade Union Bill. From 1st March 2017, the Trade Union Act 2016, will come into force. The Act requires 50% turnout on any strike votes. It also requires more information to be included on voting papers, unions appointing a picketing supervisor on all [...]