Australia: Overview of Labour Hire Licensing in Australia

The Victorian labour hire licensing scheme will commence on 29 April 2019. There is a six month transition period which ends on 29 October 2019. Please click the map below for a summary on the current status of licensing schemes around Australia at a State and Federal level. Read more

Hong Kong: Unpaid internship or illegal work?

Unpaid internships are often seen as a way of providing valuable industry experience to students. However, there has been an increasing global focus on whether such arrangements also enable the exploitation of individuals to perform unpaid work. In Hong Kong, while there are exemptions from the application of certain employment related laws which apply to … Read more

UK: rulings on worker status in gig economy

The Court of Appeal has upheld the EAT’s ruling in Uber BV v Aslam that Uber drivers were workers on the basis that the written documentation seeking to establish them as independent contractors did not reflect reality; the drivers were held to be working while they had the Uber app switched on and were within … Read more