An Update on Zero-hours Workers and those in the Gig Economy

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 21 November 2022
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered: Zero-hours Workers;; Gig Economy;; Contracts of Employment

Christine:  If we just move on to our final topic of the morning, Seamus. So tough economic times, as we know. Zero hours workers and people in the gig economy are probably among the most vulnerable. This is an ever-evolving area of law. So what's happening? What's the latest on it, Seamus?

Seamus:  Well, we've had so many developments in relation to zero hour workers. It's really controversial, as you'll know. It works well for a lot of workers, it suits a lot of workers, but it also leaves a lot of workers exposed and it can lead to abuse of those workers as well.

So we know we've had our recent cases, our Uber case where we have clarification around the . . . where you have the

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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