A Missed Opportunity of a Unified test for Employment Status – Hugh Collins

Over the summer the government is contemplating what it should do about the thorniest issue in employment law: employment status. The concept of ‘employment status’ refers to the type of contractual arrangement that a worker must have in order to qualify for employment rights. The government commissioned the independent report, Good Work: The Taylor Review … Continue reading A Missed Opportunity of a Unified test for Employment Status – Hugh Collins

Pimlico Plumbers: Cutting the Gordian Knot of Substitution Clauses? Michael Ford

It has become an orthodoxy in employment law that an employment contract requires personal service, which a valid substitution clause can defeat. The same approach has been read across to ‘worker’ status, where the various statutory definitions all refer to contracts under which an individual undertakes to ‘perform personally any work or services’ for the … Continue reading Pimlico Plumbers: Cutting the Gordian Knot of Substitution Clauses? Michael Ford