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Businesses with self-employed workforces are highly likely to have to compensate many of their workers for previously unpaid holiday, after the European Court of Justice (ECJ)  ruled in favour of a worker in the long-running and eagerly awaited Sash Windows case.
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The HR Implications of The Uber Verdict

What are the HR implications now that the taxi firm Uber has lost an appeal at the Employment Appeal Tribunal against a ruling that its drivers should be treated as workers rather than self-employed?
In my previous blog I concentrated on the decision to abandon Tribunal fees following the Supreme Court ruling as a quick note.   Now I have had a chance to look at the ruling in more detail, this email re-iterates some of the last and adds in more tips for you on how to proceed with an employee’s claim.
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Abolition of Tribunal Fees

Since 2013, employees have had to pay a fee of up to £1,200 to take their employer to a tribunal.  This led to a drop of around 70% in the number of claims, enabling some employers to take a robust approach to employee relations because of the heavily reduced risk of a claim.
Summer has now arrived universities are out and schools are about to break up. Young people are looking for jobs or even work experience as interns to get a foot on the employment ladder.
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Update on Equal Opportunities and More

Equal opportunities and more – there’s probably never been a month like it for employers. Although April has always denoted the implementation date for new legislative changes in the UK, 2017 sees a record-breaking array of far-reaching initiatives.
The Court of Appeal on March 1st  refused British Gas permission to appeal to the Supreme Court in the holiday pay case of British Gas v Mr Lock. "The Working Time Regulations  are properly to be read purposively to give effect to the CJEU ruling in Lock which means holiday pay must take into account overtime and commission earnings."
Recently two cases occurred where “employees” have sought clarification from employment tribunals of their actual status. In both cases, based on the facts not the paperwork, the tribunals have found the claimants were workers not subcontractors.
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I Can't Come In - There Are No Trains?

Is this holiday entitlement? What should employers do if their employees can’t get into work because of transport disruptions?
As you are employers, with the Christmas season now upon us I thought it would be a good time to reissue the normal precautionary advice to you.
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