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Will Uber’s self-employed woes spread to you?

If you've been following our KoffeeKlatch updates it will come as no surprise that Uber's classification of its worker drivers as 'self-employed' has been successfully challenged.
We started talking about this in 2015!  

What does the Uber decision mean for you?

In a nutshell it means:

  • Saying you team are self-employed doesn't mean they are
  • Uber drivers (and thousands of other workers) are entitled to basic workers rights including statutory holiday pay, national minimum wage, equality rights.
  • Some organisations will be facing substantial claims for minimum wage and statutory holidays​
  • You will need to make sure your are using the right contracts to avoid storing up problems for the future
  • 460,000 UK workers may be wrongly classified as 'self-employed' - The Guardian

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The Uber decision will be appealed but it is highly unlikely to change things.

You can't go on saying  'they are all self-employed!  There are serious financial consequences if you get this wrong.

Would you like some free help?

If you are running a business and paying freelance teams on a regular basis, just claim your free review of the contracts you use today.  Our specialist  Irenicon team of legal and HR experts will give you an honest opinion on where you stand.  We won't make a mountain out of a molehill for you - but if there is molehill or a mountain there - we will be able to give you a clear idea of what your options are.

No fuss, no drama, just an honest opinion on whether you are going to be all Uber the place with your freelancers.

About the Author Annabel Kaye

Creating flexibility that doesn't hurt. In these uncertain times we are going to need a lot of that. Employment law and HR specialist with a long standing passion for managing and contracting freelancers and handling tricky relationships at work. Consultant, professional speaker and advisor. Founded Irenicon in 1980 to find the workable space between employment law and relationships and founded KoffeeKlatch in 2009 to support freelancing, family working and the way we work today.

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