Employment Law Updates
Security Guards Ruled To Be Agency Workers
An employer, in this case a company supplying security guards, has found retrospectively that a zero hours worker was entitled to parity in terms and conditions with those staff employed directly by the end user.   In this case, a security company provided a guard to an end user, on...
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Employment Law Updates
“I thought they were self-employed, so I didn’t pay them holiday!”
The now famous case of the Pimlico Plumbers, which we have reported on twice already when in the lower courts, has now been heard in the Supreme Court and there are no surprises in the judgement. This was a case of a plumbing company who used what it thought were self-employed...
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Employment Law Updates
Worker or Self Employed?
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled against an employer in the continuing battle over Employment Rights in the gig economy, taking DBS checks and the obligation to accept jobs when logged on, as clear indicators.  A recent ruling in the EAT upheld the Employment Tribunal’s decision that an Addison Lee...
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Employment Law Updates
Holiday Pay and Worker Status
The European Court of Justice handed down a judgment on 30th November that might have wide ranging implications for employers and must be understood, if only to assess the risk posed to any business. The case is called King v Sash Windows (2017) and the full judgment can be read here....
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Employment Law Updates
Sleeping at work: Is it working time?
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) have handed down a judgment which aims to assist employers in working out whether they should pay the minimum wage to workers for time spent sleeping.  The case of Focus Care Agency v Roberts is essential reading for those who have to make that decision...
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