Dutch Uber Drivers Are Employees

Uber has lost another court case in relation to the employment status of it’s drivers, this time in The Netherlands.  The Federation of Dutch Trade Unions argued that approximately 4,000 Uber drivers working in the Dutch capital should be entitled to certain workers’ rights.  The Amsterdam District Court agreed that drivers should be classed as employees […]

Judge rules Apprenticeship Levy was an unlawful deduction

A recent tribunal (Mr A Harman and Cleshar Contract Services) illustrates many different pitfalls in engaging independent workers and should be essential reading for recruitment agencies, umbrellas and workers everywhere. Engagement mechanism The case goes back to 2010 when the claimant was engaged by the respondent on a self-employed basis and paid under the Construction […]