Gig employment status - the uncertainty continues
The Independent Workers Union is reporting that the Doctors Laboratory, a provider of pathology services for the NHS, has admitted that it had wrongly classed some of its couriers as ‘independent contractors’, rather than ‘workers’. Re-classifying them as workers will bring them greater statutory protections as they will be entitled to the national minimum wage and paid holiday.
The Taylor review is due to be publishedshortly and will hopefully lead to greater certainty both for employers and their workforce.
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