Is the gig up?

Well I can’t say I’m surprised….. and this is something that I have been warning my clients about for sometime! On the 13th June, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling. It determined that a ‘self employed’ plumber, ‘gigging’ full-time for 13 years, as an independent contractor for a London firm (who was then sacked when he had a heart attack), was indeed a “worker” under the 1996 Employment Rights Act (ERA), and the 1998 Working Time Regulations (WTR), and therefore, entitled to bring certain employment law claims against…

Has The Taylor Review Failed Workers In The Gig Economy?

The Taylor Review was hotly anticipated, and the findings were finally published last month. Commissioned by the Prime Minister back in October, the intention of the report was to take a look at how employment practices need to change in order to keep up with modern business models. It intended to address, amongst other things, employment rights in the gig economy, which is something that hasn’t been far from newspaper headlines over the past few years. Since its publication, the review has come under some pretty heavy criticism. Jason Moyer-Lee,…