Case law

Uber loses Supreme Court battle resulting in drivers classed as workers

Uber drivers in the UK will now be entitled to the national minimum wage, holiday pay and rest breaks after being officially classed as workers rather than self-employed by the Supreme Court.

The rise of aggressive tactics against employees

Some employers in sectors badly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are increasingly using aggressive tactics to save money.

The social dilemma: can employers police social media use?

Following recent focus on the BBC's new stance on presenters' use of social media, David Lorimer and Abigail Cannon of Fieldfisher delve into whether employers can police the social media content of...

Companies warned of mistakes when making furlough claims to HMRC

Companies need to be careful not to make mistakes when submitting furlough claims to HMRC, law firm Wright Hassall has warned.

Managing workforce changes as government guidelines set in

COVID- 19 is presenting a global challenge on a scale that has not been seen in a generation. The extended lockdown is likely to reduce demand in some sectors even further.

IR35 legislation is 'inherently flawed and unfair' finds sub-committee

The Government’s framework to tackle tax avoidance by those in ‘off-payroll’ working has not worked properly in its 20-year history.

Legal-ease: Managing your workforce and organisational demand during COVID-19

COVID- 19 is presenting a global challenge on a scale that has not been seen in a generation. The effect on business has already been seismic.

Changes to employment law in April 2020: what employers should know

Employers across the UK are naturally preoccupied with the COVID-19 outbreak at present.

Is an employer liable for deliberate data breaches by a disgruntled employee?

No, declared the Supreme Court in a decision handed down yesterday (1 April).

Legal-ease: TUPE's application to workers

According to a recent employment tribunal case the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (‘TUPE’) do apply to workers

Is climate change a protected characteristic?

Outspoken Amazon employees have raised questions over whether climate change is a philosophical belief and therefore protected by law

Uber attempts to be free of employee responsibility

Ride-hailing company Uber is reportedly trying to establish a new category to exonerate itself of any responsibility for its employees