Deliveroo to pay six figure settlement to drivers in gig economy case

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Deliveroo to pay six figure settlement to drivers in gig economy case Fifty Deliveroo drivers have won a six figure settlement over employment rights and pay. The couriers claimed they had been unlawfully denied rights including the national minimum wage and holiday pay.   The British online food delivery company allegedly punished couriers for low… Continue reading

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Hermes couriers ruled as workers and not self-employed at employment tribunal

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Hermes couriers ruled as workers and not self-employed at employment tribunal An employment tribunal has found a group of Hermes couriers are workers and not independent contractors, in a ‘landmark’ ruling against exploitation of gig economy workers.   The couriers working for the parcel delivery company are now entitled to receive basic working rights such… Continue reading

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College student working under a zero-hours contract is awarded £4,000 despite finding other employment

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College student working under a zero-hours contract is awarded £4,000 despite finding other employment A college student working for a restaurant on a zero-hours contract is owed more than £4,000 in unpaid wages, despite starting a new full-time job midway through a nine month suspension from her job role, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has… Continue reading

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Dixons Carphone hit by huge data breach

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Dixons Carphone hit by huge data breach Dixons Carphone have recently confirmed a huge data breach involving 5.9 million card payments and 1.2 million personal data records. An investigation is underway, which began in July 2017, and questions have been asked of the company as to why it has taken so long to publically confirm… Continue reading

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Plumber wins landmark legal case for working rights against Pimlico Plumbers

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Plumber wins landmark legal case for working rights against Pimlico Plumbers   A plumber has won a landmark legal case for working rights in a Supreme Court ruling set to have wide spread implications for workers engaged on self-employed contracts.   Gary Smith was classed as self-employed for tax purposes, however, the Supreme Court upheld… Continue reading

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