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    Gig economy update: The UK Supreme Court decision in Uber v Aslam and others

    Recent years have seen the rapid global emergence of the "Gig Economy". This change in the labour market has led to a flurry of judgments, which have addressed the employment status of gig economy workers.

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  • Gig economy update: High Court rules on employment status of delivery drivers
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    Gig economy update: High Court rules on employment status of delivery drivers

    In recent years we have seen the rapid global emergence of the "gig economy". This change in the labour market has led to a flurry of judgments from the UK Courts who have had to grapple with the concept of "employment status" in cases brought against businesses such as Uber, Deliveroo, CitySprint and Weight Watchers.

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    “False” Self-Employment and the Gig Economy – Where are We Now?

    The question of employment status, continues to concern many employers working within todays gig economy. The UK Supreme Court recently provided guidance on the correct label to be bestowed on gig economy workers. We examine recent UK cases in detail and look at Irelands current approach to the status of workers with new and diverse working arrangements.

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    “Bogus” contracts for service – new law proposed to tackle employment status

    A new private members bill, the Prohibition of Bogus Self-Employment Bill 2018 (the Bill), put forward by Solidarity – People Before Profit, was published on 12 March 2018.

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    What is Trending in 2018? Employment Law and Immigration Law Update

    It has been a busy start to 2018 with a number of developments in a range of areas both in Employment Law and Immigration Law. Karen Killalea, Partner A&L Goodbody, reviews the trends and what we can expect in the coming year.

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    Gig economy update: Uber drivers are ‘workers’ while Deliveroo riders are self employed

    In its decision handed down last Friday, the UK Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) dismissed Uber's appeal of the UK Employment Tribunal's decision and agreed that Uber drivers were 'workers' for the purposes of the relevant UK legislation.

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    The Gig Economy: The spotlight continues to shine on giggers

    Pimlico Plumbers lost its appeal in the Court of Appeal recently against the decision of the UK Employment Appeals Tribunal (the EAT) which found that one of its plumbers was a 'worker' for the purposes of the relevant UK legislation. Pimlico had argued that the plumber was engaged as a contractor and therefore should not be regarded as a 'worker'.

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    The Gig Economy: update following the CitySprint decision in the UK

    A cycle courier in the UK has been successful in arguing before a UK Employment Tribunal that she is entitled to 'worker' status for the purposes of the relevant UK legislation, despite the courier's contention that she was an independent contractor.

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    The Gig Economy: a cause for concern for employers?

    Last month, two Uber drivers in London won their test cases before the UK Employment Tribunal (the ET). The ET held that they were "workers" and not self-employed individuals. The significance of this finding is that as "workers" they are entitled to certain minimum statutory protections.

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