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UBER RIDES INTO WORKER TERRITORY

An Employment Tribunal panel has held that Uber drivers fell within the definition of a ‘worker’ and were entitled to the national minimum wage, holiday pay, and protection of whistle-blower rights.  Uber argued that it merely ran a technology platform connecting...

EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES – AUTUMN 2016

Apprenticeships From April 2017, all large employers will be required to pay an apprenticeship levy set at 0.5% of the employer’s paybill. The money gathered will be distributed to fund the cost of apprenticeship training and assessment. The term “apprenticeship” will...

BUSTING THE EU EMPLOYMENT LAW MYTHS

Myth: leaving the EU after 43 years will bring an end to statutory holiday and sick pay Entitlement to annual leave is set out in the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”) which are derived directly from EU law. Entitlement to annual leave is set out also in the...

REASONS TO MAKE OR REVIEW YOUR WILL.

Careful preparation for end of life is required to provide peace of mind for yourself and your loved ones, that your wishes will be respected after you have gone. A Will clarifies what happens to your assets after you die, who will receive what, when they will get it...

HOW SAFE IS YOUR DATA?

There is a growing concern about online privacy and how personal data is protected when the internet is accessed, as several data hacks continue to hit the headlines. In the recent case of Barbulescu and Romania, the European Court of Human Rights’ significantly held...