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Employment Status – Confusion or Clarity?

Meredith Hurst Friday, November 24, 2017

2 recent decisions on questions of employment status in the so-called ‘gig economy’ have been delivered recently – the ETA in the Uber case, and the Central Arbitration Committee in respect of Deliveroo. Do they provide clarity or add to the confusion to the position?

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Employment status, Uber and control

Meredith Hurst Monday, October 30, 2017

We take a look at employment status, and the importance - and contradiction - of 'control' in the employment relationship, particularly for Uber, as the company appeals the decision by Transport for London to revoke its licence to operate.

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Stop Press!! Bereavement Leave & Employment Tribunal Fees

Meredith Hurst Wednesday, October 25, 2017

We look at the recently announced plans for the refund of employment tribunal fees, and also plans to allow bereaved parents paid time off.

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Can I take that time off?

Meredith Hurst Tuesday, October 10, 2017

We take a look at the rights to time off for family and dependants and to unpaid parental leave - useful rights for those with responsibilities for others,

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Considering questions of settlement- Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley & Ors

Meredith Hurst Friday, September 15, 2017

The Asda equal pay litigation is huge – possibly the largest ‘class action’ against a private employer in the UK involving claims by some 9,500 members of staff, but the suggestion that it should now effectively hold up its hands and withdraw from the litigation raises some interesting issues for any employer facing employment tribunal litigation and considering questions of settlement.

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