|FREE Live TV ‘Gig Economy’ Webinar|
You may be interested in our next live TV webinar, which you can watch from your desk, discussing the implications of the so called, ‘Gig Economy’.
Outsourcing has never been easier or more cost-effective. Businesses are keeping costs down by utilising a growing freelance workforce. The gig economy is delivering a wide range of services, from digital marketing and design to taxi drivers and couriers.
But recent rulings in the courts have caught many employers on the hop.
Following a judgement against Uber last autumn for example, City Sprint UK Limited found its practices under scrutiny in court when a cycle courier claimed she was not self-employed but a ‘worker’, entitled to rights such as paid holiday. A judge concluded that the courier was, indeed, a worker.