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Lewis Silkin acted for Deliveroo in its successful defence of an application for trade union recognition by the IWGB union
Press Release16 November 2017
The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) wanted Deliveroo to recognise it for collective bargaining purposes in respect of riders in Camden and Kentish Town. The application before the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) was heard over four days in May and June 2017. The CAC held that Deliveroo riders were not “workers” for the purposes of employment law, but self-employed independent contractors, and therefore the application failed.
16 November 2017
The UK Government published a Brexit update with the notion that it would relieve worried EEA nationals in the UK and let everyone see how lovely the UK Government intend to be over the end of free movement. This somewhat backfired when the European Parliament then said the proposal was “inadequate”.
Deliveroo defends union recognition application by demonstrating its riders are genuinely self-employed15 November 2017
The Central Arbitration Committee (“CAC”) has rejected an application from the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (“IWGB”) for collective bargaining rights in respect of Deliveroo riders, in a case in which Lewis Silkin acted for Deliveroo.
Press13 November 2017
Michael Burd, has commented in an article for Governance & Compliance which discusses the need for Boards within companies to take immediate action to deal with cases of harassment.
Press Release10 November 2017
The Home Affairs Committee has published Lewis Silkin’s submission to its inquiry on the capacity of the Home Office to deliver Brexit.
10 November 2017
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has upheld the decision of an Employment Tribunal (“ET”) that drivers engaged by Uber are “workers” rather than independent contractors.
Press Release03 November 2017
The Shifting World Dynamics and the Evolving Workplace: Global labour law conference was held in Hong Kong last month in conjunction with Ius Laboris, the leading international law alliance combining the world’s leading employment, labour and pensions firms.
02 November 2017
Feedback is one of the most powerful tools for optimising workplace performance. Getting it right can help a business to constantly improve. Mistakes become learning opportunities; failures and bad behaviours are not repeated. Conversely, getting feedback wrong can destroy motivation, causing productivity to plummet.
Press27 October 2017
Joanna Hunt has commented in an article for The Independent which discusses how legitimate people could have their bank accounts frozen as a result of new policy that will require banks to carry out identity checks as part of the Government's latest crackdown on illegal immigrants.
25 October 2017
Mental illness costs employers in the UK a lot of money – up to £30 billion each year in lost production, absence and recruitment costs according to Acas, which has recently published a guide to “promoting positive mental health in the workplace”.
24 October 2017
After an unexpectedly lengthy wait, the Government has launched the first stage of its scheme for refunding Employment Tribunal (“ET”) fees following the Supreme Court’s decision that the fees system was unlawful.
23 October 2017
The purpose of the proposed Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill (“the Bill”) is to provide a statutory right to paid leave for employed parents who suffer the loss of a child. Previous attempts to introduce paid leave in these circumstances over the past few years have been unsuccessful. However, this Bill - introduced into Parliament in July - has the support of the Government and is likely to become law.
Press18 October 2017
Jonathan Carr has commented in an article for the Raconteur which discusses Google's $1.1 billion acquisition of 2,000 HTC staff.
Press Release16 October 2017
Lewis Silkin has again achieved Legal 500 Tier 1 rankings for Employment: London and Employment: Thames Valley as well as retaining its ranking in Employment: Cardiff.
11 October 2017
Many of our clients in the retail, fashion and hospitality sector face similar HR issues. Each month one of the members of our team will identify an issue, ask how you would deal with it and provide our advice. This month we asked Lucy...
Press Release06 October 2017
Lewis Silkin’s comprehensive HR service WORKSPHERE has been commended in the FT Innovative lawyers 2017: New Products and Services category.
05 October 2017
Many of you will remember Max Schrems, the Austrian law student who in 2015 successfully brought a case to the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) that resulted in the “safe harbor” - the agreement that allowed the transfer of EU citizens’ data to the US - being declared invalid.
James Davies writes for LexisNexis Australia - Robotics, artificial intelligence and work: hope for the best but prepare for the worst
Press29 September 2017
Divisional managing partner, James Davies has written an article for LexisNexis Australia which discusses the impact of robotics and artificial intelligence on the workplace.
27 September 2017
On 5 September 2017, the Home Office Post-Brexit Immigration Document was leaked to the public. The document – the exact publication date of which we do not know – provides a screenshot of government policy towards EU nationals and their non-EU family members. The document talks about how those individuals will be affected at three separate stages: (1) those in the UK ‘before exit’, (2) those who come to the UK during the ‘implementation phase’, and (3) those who arrive ‘after the implementation period’.
Press27 September 2017
The legal market in Cardiff is thriving, and so is Lewis Silkin’s Cardiff office.