Last year, the London Central Employment Tribunal held that the Claimants, London-based Uber drivers, were “workers” and that accordingly they should be entitled to basic protections such as national minimum wage and holiday pay. Uber’s appeal against this decision was heard at the end of September 2017. Today, Her Honour Judge Eady QC, who heard the appeal, handed down her Judgment upholding the Employment Tribunal’s judgment and dismissing Uber’s appeal.
It is a well-known tenet of employment law, that an employer must carry out a reasonable investigation before dismissing an employee for misconduct, in order for that dismissal to be fair.
The legal battle between Uber and drivers Yaseen Aslam and James Farrer regarding “employed worker status” has reached the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT).
Paul Jennings has been quoted in two pieces written by The Guardian (accessible here and here), City AM, The Huffington Post, Evening Standard and The Independent concerning the upcoming landmark appeal case that his team is fighting against Uber.
Bates Wells Braithwaite, the B Corporation and national law firm, has been appointed by the lead claimants in a landmark employment rights case against gig employer Uber.
UK Visas & Immigration (“UKVI”) has published its quarterly report showing the number of civil penalties for illegal workers found in each region of the UK between 1 January and 31 March 2017 (“the specified period”).
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In the long-running case of Bărbulescu v Romania, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) has overturned the ECtHR’s earlier ruling in relation to an employee’s right to privacy.
The UK’s “hostile environment” towards illegal migrants has just become more hostile, with a key provision of the Immigration Act 2016 in relation to driving licences coming into force on 31 July 2017 in West Yorkshire and Kent.
With less than a year to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, it is important that HR professionals in organisations start making preparations now to ensure that they are in a position to comply with the new obligations from 25 May 2018.
The recent Court of Appeal ruling in P v. Secretary of State is expected to compel the Government to rethink the DBS scheme and, in particular, whether it appropriately balances the aim of protecting the public with an individual's right to a private life.
Those making applications for entry clearance under certain Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes for skilled work sponsored (Tier 2) visas for the UK will now be required to provide overseas criminal record certificates.
Damian Ward, Solicitor in our Employment team, looks at the "IR35" Rule Changes and their impact for organisations engaging with individuals who work through a limited company.
The Supreme Court has issued guidance on deductions from wages for industrial action, concluding employers are entitled to deduct only 1/365th.
Bates Wells Braithwaite has been appointed to the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) as a “one-stop-shop” provider across all legal services.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has decided that an employer must carry out a multifactorial evaluation when assessing whether night-shift workers who sleep-in in order to carry out duties if required are entitled to National Minimum Wage (NMW) for the duration of their shift, even whilst asleep.
In the course of merger transactions we are working on for a number of Colleges we identified and raised with UK Visas & Immigration (‘UKVI’) a number of potential immigration issues for publicly funded colleges that hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence, as these issues could have easily been deal-breakers for many Further Education mergers.