Employment Lessons from Around the World - Impact of the Uber Decision for Global Expansion and Distributed Working

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 20 April 2021
Sherisa Rajah
Elements Global Services
Issues covered: International Employment Law; Global Expansion; Distributed Working

The world of work is changing and employment laws are failing to keep up. The global pandemic and subsequent lockdown have shown all of us that we can work from home - and that home could be anywhere. FlexWork platforms are expanding at an incredible rate. Our employees could be anywhere, so long as they have the correct tech and decent Wi-fi. But:

  • How do you enforce standards of work on employees that you never physically meet?
  • How do those employees enforce those rights in a jurisdiction in which they have never set foot?
  • How can trade unions bargain locally unless they take national cases (such as Uber v Aslam in the UK) to court?
  • And how do those national cases help, if work is now

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This article is correct at 20/04/2021

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Sherisa Rajah
Elements Global Services

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