On 11 March the Council of the EU confirmed the provisional agreement reached on the Platform Workers Directive (the Directive).  The Directive aims to improve the working conditions of those who work on platforms in the gig economy and will also regulate the use of algorithms by digital labour platforms. 

Employment protection

The EU suggests

 

In Yacht Management Company Ltd v Gordon the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld a decision of the Employment Tribunal, that there were numerous factors to support the Tribunal’s conclusion that it had jurisdiction to hear a claim of unfair dismissal brought by the employee because the seafarer’s “base” was her home in Aberdeen

In The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia (Cultural Bureau) v Ms A Alhayali the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the situations in which embassies and other diplomatic missions can claim state immunity from employment-related claims.  

The EAT applied the recent Supreme Court case of Benkharbouche v Embassy of Sudan which had resulted

As we come to the end of 2023, there has been a rush on new employment legislation to come into effect in 2024.

Holiday leave and pay

As mentioned here the Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023 were laid before Parliament on 7 November 2023 and are due to come into force

In Ajaz v Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employment judge erred in concluding that rule 52 of the Tribunal Rules 2013 prevented the claimant from raising new whistleblowing detriment claims after earlier detriment claims that were based on the same protected disclosures were dismissed following withdrawal

In Ajaz v Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employment judge erred in concluding that rule 52 of the Tribunal Rules 2013 prevented the claimant from raising new whistleblowing detriment claims after earlier detriment claims that were based on the same protected disclosures were dismissed following withdrawal

The Government has announced a series of changes to the national minimum wage, increasing the rates for all workers and giving 21-year-old workers entitlement to the full National Living Wage for the first time. These changes will take effect on 1 April 2024.

Currently, only those aged 23 and older are entitled to the full

The Government has announced a series of changes to the national minimum wage, increasing the rates for all workers and giving 21-year-old workers entitlement to the full National Living Wage for the first time. These changes will take effect on 1 April 2024.

Currently, only those aged 23 and older are entitled to the full