Category: International

Map of the United Kingdom
Posted in United Kingdom

UK – Important Court of Appeal Decision on Historic Holiday Pay Claims 

From JDSupra, Marie Hoolihan and Jules Quinn discuss a recent case in the United Kingdom in which…

sign to australia
Posted in Australia

Independent contractor or employee? The High Court of Australia in two landmark decisions says the answer is in the writing 

From Lexology, Rick Catanzariti and Talitha Maugueret discuss two recent cases in Australia in which the coiurt gave a…

Posted in United Kingdom

UK – Status of Workers Bill passes from the Lords to the Commons

The Institute of Employment Rights (IER) reported that Andy McDonald MP introduced the Status of Workers Bill…

Posted in European Union (EU)

EU Proposes New Legislation to Protect “Digital Labor Platform” Workers from Status Misclassification 

From JDSupra, Edward Carlier, Eric van Dam, and Ben Smith discuss legislation proposed by the EU to…

Map of Europe
Posted in International

EU Proposes New Legislation to Protect “Digital Labor Platform” Workers from Status Misclassification

From JDSupra, Edward Carlier, Eric van Dam, and Ben Smith Over 28 million people in the EU…

Posted in Canada

Canada: Employee or independent contractor?

From JDSupra, Catherine P. Coulter, Gergely Hegedus, and Alison Walsh discuss the classification of workers as employees…

Posted in Australia China International Italy Malaysia Philippines Spain Switzerland United Kingdom

Countries around the world advancing benefits and protections for gig workers

From The Strait Times, Eileen Ng discusses changes to the gig economy model that are taking place…

Posted in Canada

Uber Canada calls for flexible benefits fund for independent contractors on work services platforms

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) reports that Uber Canada proposes benefits for gig workers: Uber Technologies Inc.’s Canadian…

Posted in Australia

When a duck is not a duck: Differentiating contractors from employees

From Lexology, Michael Selinger and Jamie Kim discuss a recent case in which the High Court said that the…

Posted in Australia

Uber drivers launch test case in Federal Court of Australia

From WAtoday, Anna Patty discusses a lawsuit in which  Uber drivers are trying to determine if they should…

Map of the United Kingdom
Posted in United Kingdom

UK: What employers need to know when establishing worker status

From People Management,  Nuri Mirwani discusses a recent case in which a worker was found to be…

Posted in Australia

AU: Dismissed pregnant worker an employee not independent contractor

From Lexology, Wolters Kluwer Australia discusses a case in which the court said a worker as an…