When does TUPE apply?

Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations, commonly referred to as TUPE regulations, are the rules that provide employees with protections when their employment is transferred to a new employer. While complex, they form an important part of an employee’s… Read on

High number of interns still unpaid

Recent research has shown that over a quarter of graduates in their first few years in the labour market have taken on unpaid internships.  The Sutton Trust looked into the problem which is seen as restricting access to certain careers… Read on

Addison Lee drivers were workers entitled to NMW and paid holidays

In another important ruling regarding employment status, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld a tribunal’s decision that drivers employed by Addison Lee were not self-employed (as their contracts stated) but, were actually workers providing personal service. The tribunal was… Read on

Courier was not self-employed rules EAT

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed a tribunal’s decision that an Addison Lee bike courier was a worker and not a self-employed, independent contractor. The consequence of this finding is that the courier will be entitled to holiday pay… Read on

Latest case on worker status: Excel Cycle Couriers

We report on the latest case where a major user of so called freelance staff has been caught out. Background Courier companies are currently the focus of attention when it comes to employment/worker status. City Sprint has been decided in… Read on

ACAS publishes new guidance on employment status

Employment status is very much the hot topic in employment law at the moment, and not just amongst employment lawyers. The recent decisions in the Uber, Pimlico Plumbers and CitySprint cases (and Deliveroo which is on the way) have direct… Read on

Consultant or employee: why the distinction matters.

Put simply, this is one of the most fundamental and important questions for those thinking of engaging people and, indeed, in employment law. The modern phenomenon of the so-called ‘gig economy’ has brought the issue into sharp relief. Why is… Read on

Pimlico Plumbers: decision explained here

Hot on the heels of the decision in CitySprint that bicycle couriers were ‘workers’ entitled to holiday pay, and the decision in Uber regarding drivers, the Court of Appeal has affirmed in the case of Pimlico Plumbers Ltd v Mullins… Read on