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Uber are in the news for confirming that they will guarantee their 70,000 drivers will receive national minimum wage, holiday pay and pensions. This follows their long-running battle through the courts over the status of the drivers which resulted in a Supreme Court decision last month...
18th Mar 2021 by Charlotte Ashton in Legal
This Q&A was last updated on 3 March 2021. It addresses the extension to the CJRS and changes compared to the earlier schemes from 1 November 2020 onwards and should be read in conjunction with the two previous CJRS Q&A's.
3rd Mar 2021 by esphr in Legal
The Supreme Court has handed down its decision in Uber v Aslam – a long running case concerning employment status. Unsurprisingly, the Court has concluded (in the same vein as lower court decisions) that Uber drivers are workers and not self-employed...
19th Feb 2021 by esphr in Legal
Our general Q&A was written on 18 March 2020 and last updated on 6 January 2021. It covers the most regular questions our employment law team are being asked about Coronavirus such as issues relating to; self-isolation, sickness absence and pay, annual leave entitlement and contractual issues...
6th Jan 2021 by esphr in Legal
With so much to discuss following 12 months of uncertainty and some of the most challenging moments of many of our lifetimes, we tasked our senior solicitor, Rafia Ahmad, to bring together the highs and lows from a legal standing…
16th Dec 2020 by esphr in Insight
This Q&A was written on 15 June 2020 and last updated on 03 November 2020. This Q&A addresses the changes made to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) from 1 July 2020 to 31 October 2020.
3rd Nov 2020 by esphr in Legal
Fairness and time off are two things which are really important to most employees. Why? Because time is one of the few things that money cannot buy, and holidays can be particularly emotive.
12th Jun 2019 by esphr in Legal
The recent CJEU decision in Max-Planck-Gesellschaft v Shimizu shows that employers are required to “diligently” bring to the attention of employees the fact that annual leave entitlement will be lost if not taken during the leave year...
8th Nov 2018 by Nina Robinson in Legal