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“Self-employed” workers take legal action over employee rights

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Four bicycle couriers in the UK, are taking legal action against their companies in order to be entitled to workers’ rights, such as paid holidays and the minimum wage. Similar to the story in the US, where Uber drivers are campaigning for employee’s rights, this case could be significant in the business world regarding workers who are being categorised as ‘self-employed’. The couriers in this case are being considered self-employed despite working 50 hours a week for one firm. Many bicycle couriers, work longer days and particularly in London, can cover 60-70 miles per day, being paid £2 per delivery….

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Basic legal obligations for an employer

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Whilst employing your first member of staff is an exciting time for you, employment law can be a bit of a minefield and can be a complex and often daunting place! There are so many laws and regulations which you need to consider so we thought we would share some of the simple basics with you and then, over the coming weeks, we will go into some of these in more detail. You must register with HMRC as an employer. All employees (this does not include self employed or agency staff) who have been employed for more than a month…

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