Tag Archives: gig economy
Australia: Victorian State Election update: Labor is re-elected for a second term – what does this mean for industrial relations in Victoria over the next four years?
The Victorian state election on Saturday 24 November 2018 was characterised by large swings, with the Liberal party losing several previously safe seats and Premier Daniel Andrews successfully leading the ALP to a clear victory, having significantly increased its majority. … Continue reading
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The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices “Good Work” was published yesterday. It considers how technology platforms have impacted working practices and the rights of workers, and examines whether our current legislative and regulatory framework is fit for purpose. The … Continue reading
Modern technology enables employees to be tracked over time, across workplaces and their homes, through many different devices, such as smartphones, desktops, tablets and wearable devices. If there are inappropriate limits to the processing, and if it is not transparent, … Continue reading
The main parties' manifestos for the general election all contained numerous proposed employment law reforms, the Conservatives promising "the greatest expansion in workers' rights by any Conservative government in history" while Labour included a 20 point "plan for security and equality … Continue reading
Europe: Statutory holiday pay claims- EU Advocate-General publishes opinion on workers denied paid holiday
The ECJ Advocate-General has given his opinion in King v The Sash Window Workshop that employers must make ‘adequate facilities’ (eg, contractual rights or administrative procedures) available to workers in order that they can take annual leave. If those facilities … Continue reading
We recently reported on the tribunal ruling that Uber drivers were 'workers' entitled to statutory rights such as holiday and minimum wage (see here). That ruling is being appealed, but in the meantime there have been further decisions along similar … Continue reading
Companies engaged in the 'gig economy' should be alive to the threat recent employment law developments could pose to their business model. Where the business involves the provision of a technology platform for a fee, allowing service-providers to offer their … Continue reading
UK: Government announcements – workers’ rights post Brexit, employee representation on boards, employment of foreign workers, and review of modern employment practices
At the Conservative Party conference, Theresa May announced plans to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act, which gives direct effect to EU law in the UK, and to transpose all existing EU laws into domestic legislation. She also promised that … Continue reading