After nearly a decade fighting an intense legal battle with a former employee, last week an employment tribunal in Croydon came down in favour of my company – concluding that he was not entitled to an eye-watering £74,000 worth of holiday pay. I detail the story, including the impact it had on my family values driven business. This true tale, rife with liberty taking, shows how the rights of SMEs themselves must be defended as much as those of the employees who work for them.
Mere days after Uber’s been in the press, food courier giant Deliveroo is similarly getting a flogging. But this time it’s about their worker’s rights.
The Pimlico Plumbers founder refuses to be tarred with the same brush as Uber.
Business author Thomas Oppong talks to Real Business about the gig economy, and the expansive opportunities it can provide workers.
Will the rise of the gig economy be the death of the office, or perhaps just the death of the office as we know it?
The high-profile Pimlico Plumbers case is causing uncertainty for employers and workers. Here, Gareth Bridgland, a consultant at Perrys Chartered Accountants, discusses the issue of workers’ rights in the gig economy today.
Uber and Deliveroo have become easy targets following the Matthew Taylor report, with the chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, Frank Field, suggesting such companies “exploit ordinary, hard-working people in the gig economy”.
When it comes to the health, safety and wellbeing of those in your employ, do you treat everyone the same, including your temporary workers?
Michelle Morgan, senior associate in the employment law team at Gardner Leader solicitors, takes a look at what the Taylor Review means for small business owners, especially those operating within the gig economy.
The Taylor Review was launched in July 2017 and a response from the government has been awaited since. Now it’s arrived, bosses are split over the outcome.
Real Business has hosted its first webinar, for which we focused on employment law, joined by PwC barrister and employment lawyer Tilly Harries.
New research has shed light on the growing number of gig workers operating in the British economy.