Uber Drivers Are Workers So Far

The Tribunal of the first instance has released its detailed reasoning in the Uber case which looks at whether drivers of cabs, controlled by Apps on a smart phone, are self-employed, or Workers. The reason it is important, not only for Uber, for any business, is that...

Gay vs Christian: Discrimination Bake Off

  Employment law shares certain standards with the supply of good or services to the public. Discrimination is one of those shared spaces and some may recall the so called “gay cake” debacle in Northern Ireland a little while back. The matter has continued “to rise”...

Data Protection: Financial Penalties for Misusing Employees Data

  The High Court this week has issued guidance on the financial penalties for misusing employees data. It’s a reminder that employers are not free to breach the data Protection Act without cost when it comes to employees. In this case, one Police force gave personal...

Use of Zero Hours Contracts: A Threat to County Business

  Zero hours contracts are like any other contract, in that one person agrees to do work for an employer in exchange for wages. The difference is that a zero hours contract means that the employer does not have to offer any work to the employee. The advantage to...

New National Minimum Wage Rates

  The national minimum wage increased as of Saturday, 1 October. The new rates are: Age 21+                      £6.95 Age 18-20                   £5.55 Age 16-17                   £4.00 Apprentice rate           £3.40 There was no change to the National Living Wage...