Category Archives: Employment Status

Is Time Spent Travelling to and From Customer’s Premises Considered ‘Working Time’ for the Purposes of the Working Time Directive?

The Working Time Directive governs EU countries and sets a variety of limits in relation to how long an employee can be working for. Non statutory guidance by the UK Government indicates that for workers who travel as a part … Continue reading

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Employment Status-Partner in limited liability partnership was a worker and entitled to whistleblowing protection.

In Clyde and Co LLP and anor v Bates van Winkelhof (2014) UKSC 32, the majority of the Supreme Court held that a junior equity partner in a limited liability partnership (LLP) was a ‘worker’ within the meaning of s.230 … Continue reading

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Employee Shareholders

The new employee shareholder status was introduced today, the 1st September 2013. The proposal to introduce employee shareholder status faced substantial opposition from the House of Lords and a number of concessions were made before the House of Lords accepted … Continue reading

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Vicarious Liability: Where Are We Now?

Vicarious liability imposes liability on D (defendant) to compensate C (claimant) for the damage caused by A (actor)’s wrong, although D is not personally at fault at all. Here is a conflict between two principles: (1) a victim of another’s … Continue reading

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The Legal Status of Interns and Volunteers

Competition in the job market has seen an increase in the number of jobseekers taking internships as a way to strengthen their CVs and get a valuable foot in the door of their desired place of work. It is estimated … Continue reading

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